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 we know that we will rescue lots of food the … Read more
not this year! Based on our preliminary numbers for the month, our hard-working volunteers have rescued close to 161,ooo pounds of food so far this year. In addition to the usual baked items and restaurant foods, we also rescued two pallet-loads of frozen mango smoothie mix, 160 cases of Brussel sprouts, and 8,000 pounds of … Read more
Volunteers gleaning with the Society of Saint Andrew delivered 3300 pounds of broccoli today.
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
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
The most interesting food rescued today was 400 boxes of frozen Jimmy Dean Sausage, Egg & Cheese Croissant Sandwiches. City Rescue Mission was delighted to receive 1,200 of these sandwiches, which will be enough to serve breakfast at the mission for two days this week.