it all started when...
Ali Dunford moved to Jackson in 2012 and shortly thereafter found herself diving into local grocery dumpsters.
Day after day she returned to the dump, finding high quality, fresh-produce and other food items that had been discarded. After about eight months, Ali became fed up (pun-intended) with the amount of waste she was encountering and set out to find a better use for all this food. This led to our first partnership with the Jackson Whole Grocer to divert their excess product and also meant the end of dumpster diving ;-)
Hole Food Rescue officially launched, June 24, 2013 and currently has six food donors that set aside the food that they can't sell because of blemishes, approaching expiration dates, bulk orders etc.
The food we rescue is distributed to local organizations serving the at-risk, in-need residents of Teton County, WY. In Teton County around 3,000 residents are deemed food insecure (2015 Teton County Needs Assessment), of those 3,000 residents HFR reaches 1,000 community members each week with nutritious food.