What is Food for Good?
Food for Good is the name of our food rescue program. “Rescuing food” describes the process of intercepting edible food that would otherwise be thrown away and distributing it to people in need. This food is often fresh produce with blemishes, food that is soon-to-expire, prepared foods, and excess stock from over-ordering or seasonal closures. Our volunteers pick up the food from local grocery stores, bakeries, and restaurants, sort it, weigh it, and then distribute it throughout the community for free.
Why rescue food?
Sadly, between 30 and 40 percent of the United States’ food supply is wasted. To address this problem, food rescue programs have been developed across the United States, successfully diverting millions of pounds of food from going to the landfill in recent years. Each year our Food for Good program rescues over 50,000 pounds (25 tons) of food locally, diverting it from the landfill, into the homes of those who can benefit from free food.