In the US, 40% of food never gets eaten.
Not on our watch.

Creating a more sustainable food system in Jackson, Wyoming, since 2013.

 
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VOLUNTEER

Ready to change the world, one butternut squash at a time? Join the passionate people powering Hole Food Rescue.

Donate money

Food and funding are valuable resources, and our low overhead means your donations go directly to the difference we’re making.

Donate food

Does your company have surplus food? Hole Food Rescue works to disperse rescued food to agencies serving people in need.

 
 

we turn excess into access.

Hole Food Rescue distributes excess food from donors to organizations
serving the at-risk, in-need residents of Teton County.

It's pretty simple, really. Participating food retailers set aside unsellable, yet perfectly edible, food products. Our wonderful volunteers help us pick up food donations and get them to local food pantries, shelters, after-school programs, and more. The result: More food security in our community and a drastic reduction of the amount of edible food sent to Bonneville County Landfill (101 miles away).

 

Excess inventory is rescued from donors
and redistributed to the community.

 
 
 
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Our Mission

Hole Food Rescue's mission is to reduce food waste and food insecurity in our community.

Hole Food Rescue was founded in 2012 on the simple principle that we have what we need to change the world if we look in the right places. For our founder, Ali Dunford, that meant rescuing perfectly good food before it contributed to the alarming amount of landfill waste--and giving it to local organizations that could put it to good use.

$1.2 million+

ESTIMATED RETAIL VALUE
OF WHAT WE RESCUE ANNUALLY

To the children, seniors, and families who would otherwise go hungry, it's worth a whole lot more.

 

$0.87 / POUND

Cost to rescue Food

Thanks to low overhead, a team of relentless volunteers, and a dedication to making the most of it.

 
 

550%

RETURN ON INVESTMENT 

Proving that every penny invested, every minute donated, and every plateful is absolutely worth it. 

 
 
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Our Impact

Thanks to the combined efforts of volunteers, Jackson's business and nonprofit community, and generous donors, Hole Foods Rescue is well on its way to collecting over one million pounds of delicious, wholesome, rescued food.

That’s enough to fill over 5,600 plates that would otherwise be empty--per day. With your help, we can end hunger and food waste in Jackson Hole, and we can serve as an example for other communities throughout the world.

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Commit to food rescue

Does your business believe in reducing food waste wherever possible?

Take the HFR Food Rescue Audit to see if Hole Food Rescue can partner with your business to rescue excess edible food.

 

 
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