In America, stores and restaurants throw away LOTS of perfectly good food: one-quarter of all food produced in the US.
In America, LOTS of children, adults, and seniors do not always have enough to eat: 1 in 6 of all Americans.
In North Florida, Waste Not Want Not prevents the discarding of food that can be used to fight hunger here at home. Our volunteers rescue surplus food within a 15-mile radius of Orange Park and provide it to charities serving the less-fortunate in 14 counties.
Last year, Waste Not Want Not volunteers rescued food 363 days and distributed 2.1 million pounds of food to people struggling to make ends meet.
How much food has Waste Not Want Not shared?
Waste Not Waste Not volunteers will continue to rescue food through year-end and we will be holding a special holiday food distribution to ensure that all the food we rescue will be put to good use. We don’t typically distribute to individuals and families, but