WE DIVERT AROUND

5,000 POUNDS OF NUTRITIOUS FOOD

ON AVERAGE TO OVER

1,000 RESIDENTS IN-NEED EVERY WEEK!

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1 million+

Pounds of Food Rescued

Since June 2013

28

Recipient Organizations

in 2017

24

Local Businesses We Source From

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.

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Our Impact on the Environment

When food is wasted, many other resources are subsequently wasted: water, fossil fuel, human power, fertilizer, money, packaging, time, and love.

 
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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 back into our community to those 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.

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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 13.5% of our community members (over 3,000) are food insecure. Nutritious, cost prohibitive foods are what will most help 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.

 
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Our Impact on Seniors

Hole Food Rescue started delivering food 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, 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.

 
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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 for the kids. 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.

 
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The Community Eats Food Map is a Teton County Food Insecurity Group initiative.

2014—2016

Download our Impact Report

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