every week WE rescue

5,000 POUNDS OF FOOD which we deliver TO more than
1,000 RESIDENTS IN-NEED

_DSC5074.JPG

1 million

Pounds of Food Rescued

Since June 2013

28

Recipient Organizations

in 2017

24

Local Food Donors

Year-round and seasonal

Did you know?

Food production in the U.S. uses 10% of the total energy budget, 50% of the land, and 80% of freshwater

yet 40% of food in the U.S. is wasted

Screen Shot 2018-05-21 at 2.40.24 PM.png

Our environmental impact

When food we waste, we also waste many other resources: water, fossil fuel, human power, fertilizer, money, packaging, time, love, and so much more.

 
Screen Shot 2018-05-21 at 3.09.36 PM.png

WE PRIORITIZE OUR ACTIONS BASED ON THE FOOD RECOVERY HIERARCHY

Source Reduction

We help our food donors reduce their excess food inventory by reporting how much we rescue from them.

People

Our main focus as an organization is rescuing excess nutritious food and redistributing it to our food-insecure community members who need it most.

Farm Animals

Anything we rescue that is unfit for human consumption we send to the animals of Haderlie Farms and the Lovely Homestead.

Compost

Any food the farm animals don’t like (e.g. citrus) goes directly into compost piles.

Landfill

We put as little as possible (non-recyclable plastics, meat, etc.) into the waste stream.

Our Impact on Food Security

Through our food recipient organizations, we serve 1,000 community members every week.

Teton County Public Health conducted a Health Needs Assessment in 2015 and determined that 13.5% of our community members (more than 3,000) are food insecure. Nutritious, cost-prohibitive foods will help most our neighbors in need. The food we rescue and redistribute is primarily fruit and vegetables, dairy products, and artisan bread. We are determined to make quality food accessible to all in our community.

Screen Shot 2018-05-21 at 2.42.47 PM.png

Our Impact on Seniors

Hole Food Rescue started delivering donations to the Senior Center of Jackson Hole following the alarming stories of seniors physically unable to receive food through existing food assistance channels.

In addition to physical barriers, a deeply held aversion to using a food bank prevented many seniors from accepting help. We deliver around 200 pounds of vegetables, fruits, dairy, bread, and some dried goods to the Senior Center Monday through Friday. Seniors can then select and take home what they like. One client informed us that the no-cost grocery program we set up at the Senior Center has been “a godsend on a fixed income.”

We are proud and thankful for our partnership with the Senior Center.

Screen Shot 2018-05-21 at 2.42.56 PM.png

Our Impact on Youth

Hole Food Rescue started providing healthy snacks to the students at Teton Literacy Center in spring 2015.

Before our partnership, processed crackers and treats were the norm as Teton Literacy Center did not have sufficient funding to buy nutritious snacks. We now donate yogurt, melon, strawberries, blueberries, baby carrots, celery, and whatever other healthy snacks come through our doors to this free after-school literacy program.

Fresh fruit and vegetables have become the preferred food choice for many of these kids, stabilizing their energy, keeping their bellies full and increasing their attention.


JH Foodhelp logo.png

Find more food resources through the Community Food Map

2014—2016

Download our Impact Report

Impact Report Mockup.jpeg