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Observations from the Field

Saving Grace’s professional drivers/food ambassadors are out in the field every weekday, picking up surplus perishable food and delivering it to nonprofit partner agencies for their clients. It’s more than a job for our drivers and the rest of the operations team: Judy RydbergDirector of field and logistics “The best parts of my job are…

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Reflecting on Saving Grace’s Impact

During six years with Saving Grace, Randy Hansen has been there to experience the organization’s growth. When he started, he was the only driver. Now, as field operations manager, he oversees a staff of four drivers. “It has grown in a good way,” he says of the organization. “The word has gotten out that Saving…

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Education Is Key to Creating Sustainable Food System

Creating a sustainable food system is a challenging issue, and awareness about it needs to start at a younger age, according to panelists at a recent Food for Thought discussion. The event was hosted by Saving Grace Perishable Food Rescue and Creighton University. Panelists shared how they are learning about sustainability. “Four years ago, this…

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Saving Grace Celebrates Eight Years of Operations

It’s hard to believe it was eight years ago today, Sept. 30, when Saving Grace began operations. At that time, we had one refrigerated truck and driver who picked up excess perishable food from three food donors and delivered it to three food pantries. It’s been gratifying to watch as community support for our mission…

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Ways to Support Saving Grace during Do Good Week

While 2020 was the final year for Omaha Gives, Saving Grace is excited about a new opportunity through Share Omaha for our community to learn how we feed hungry bellies, rather than landfills, with excess perishable food. Support Saving Grace during Share Omaha’s Do Good Week April 19 to 24 and multiply the impact of…

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Making an Impact: One Meal at a Time

Saving Grace Perishable Food Rescue is making an impact in our community by connecting excess perishable food that would otherwise go to waste with organizations that feed the hungry. In 2019, our work led to 1,077,684 meals being fed to children, seniors, veterans and families. Take a look at other 2019 highlights included in our…

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Food Needs Increase during the COVID-19 Crisis

Saving Grace is on the forefront of a community effort to make sure kids, families and seniors have access to food during these uncertain times. As coronavirus closings lead to mounting job losses and/or pay cuts and students are out of school, the need for food is greater than ever. For the past few weeks,…

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Fourth Truck Added to Fleet

A fourth refrigerated truck was added to Saving Grace’s fleet last month to meet growing demand for our food rescue and delivery services. Purchase of the truck was funded with a grant from the Harper Family Foundation.  Betsy Murphy, Harper Family Foundation spokesperson, said they were impressed by the passion of the Saving Grace team.…

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