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Retiring Field Director Reflects on Her Career

Saving Grace Perishable Food Rescue has experienced phenomenal growth during its nearly 10-year history, and Judy Rydberg, director of field and logistics, has been instrumental in this success. After nine-and-a-half years in her position, Rydberg is retiring at the end of the year. Rydberg said she is honored to have played a part in Saving…

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Nourishing People, Nurturing the Planet

As Saving Grace continues its work to nourish people while nurturing the planet, we are relying on the community’s continued support. Our focus this year is rescuing and redistributing nutritious, surplus perishable food to create a more equitable and sustainable food system. Specific goals for this year include: Keep 800,000 pounds of food out of…

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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…


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…


What Do Food Date Labels Really Mean?

Do food label terms such as “best by,” “sell by,” “best if used by” and “use by” confuse you? If so,  you’re not alone. “Most people really don’t know what those dates mean,” says Anna Curry, registered dietitian and director of culinary and nutrition programming at Whispering Roots. “There’s a lot of misinformation.” This confusion…


Drive-in Movie Night Fundraising Event Is Oct. 8

Join Saving Grace on Thursday, Oct. 8, for “Wasted! The Story of Food Waste” at Falconwood Park in Bellevue. Tickets are $50 each and include movie snacks. The event, which allows attendees to be socially responsible while social distancing, also celebrates Saving Grace’s seventh birthday and features a raffle. Gates open at 6:30 p.m., and the program begins…