Today’s Special: Food Rescued

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

Shout out in today’s Times-Union

Cheers: Feeding the hungry well 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.

Today’s Special: Financial Donor

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

Today’s Special: Volunteer

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

Today’s Special: Volunteer

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

Today’s Special: Food Donor

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

Today’s Special: Food Rescued

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.

Three Easy Ways to Support Waste Not Want Not

Here are three easy ways to raise money for Waste Not Want Not. Just start using Yahoo! powered as your search engine and they’ll donate about a penny to Waste Not Want Not every time you do a search! Do all of your shopping through their online shopping mall,, where you can shop at more than … Read more