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 with the amount of waste she was encountering and set out to find a better use for all this food. Soon after, we formed our first partnership with the Jackson Whole Grocer to divert their excess product.
Hole Food Rescue officially launched, June 24, 2013 and now has eight daily food donors that set aside the food they can't sell because of blemishes, approaching expiration dates, general surplus, etc.
The food we rescue is distributed to local health & human service organizations serving the low-income and socio-economically disadvantaged communiy members. 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.
Learn more about the food rescue model and how to start one in your own community through the Food Rescue Alliance.