The FIUMC youth group shared their time with Waste Not yesterday. During their day of service they cleaned our new truck inside and out, raked up LOTS of leaves, and cleaned the building from ceiling fans to the floor. Waste Not looks great! Check them out on My Animoto Video.
Volunteers gleaning with the Society of Saint Andrew delivered 3300 pounds of broccoli today.
As seen in the Financial News and Daily Report, February 21, 2012: http://www.jaxdailyrecord.com/showstory.php?Story_id=535724
Would we like 32 dozen eggs from free-range chickens? Of course! But since the eggs were in far-away Palatka, instead of rescuing them, we suggested they be donated to one of our recipient groups located in Palatka. Bread of Life, a group that cooks lunch for 100 or so every day of the year, was delighted to get this wonderful, protein-rich … Read more
Cheers: Feeding the hungry well jacksonville.com Americans dispose of an incredible amount of food, 264 million pounds every day. That is enough to feed every American. But there is a disconnect in the supply chain. http://jacksonville.com/opinion/editorials/2012-02-06/story/cheers-feeding-hungry-well#.TzBAUOYOHEk.facebook
Thank you to Christ’s Church Fleming Island for the recent donation! Part of the money was used to purchase a brand new freezer to replace one that died in December. (It was old when it was donated to us years ago, and it lived a good, long life.) The rest of the gift will pay to keep all of our freezers running for several … Read more
Even on rainy days like today, Waste Not Want Not volunteers rescue food with a smile. They will provide over 5,000 pounds of food to hungry people today despite the weather. No volunteers = No Waste Not Want Not
In the last 24 hours, Ed and Joan Poole have each donated 7 hours to Waste Not Want Not, almost half of their waking hours! Every Monday morning, they volunteer in our building sorting food for our recipients. Every Tuesday (at 6 am!) they head to Bimbo Bakery to consolidate and load several thousand packages of donated … Read more
the Time-Union published a wonderful article about Food Rescue and Waste Not Want Not! http://jacksonville.com/entertainment/food-and-dining/2012-01-19/story/nonprofit-volunteers-help-rescue-food-needy.
The students from Ridgeview High School Spanish Honor Society and National Honor Society spent the early morning picking oranges, grapefruit, and tangerines. They brought over 2550 pounds of gorgeous fruit gleaned from homeowners in Mandarin to Waste Not Want Not much to the delight of our recipients. This is the 5th year that Spanish Honor Society students from … Read more