every week WE rescue
5,000 POUNDS OF FOOD
Which we deliver to more than 1,000 residents in need
of Food Rescued
Since June 2013
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
Our environmental impact
When we waste food, we also waste many other resources: water, fossil fuel, human power, fertilizer, money, packaging, time, love, and so much more.
WE PRIORITIZE OUR ACTIONS BASED ON THE FOOD RECOVERY HIERARCHY
We help our food donors reduce their excess food inventory by reporting how much we rescue from them.
Our main focus as an organization is rescuing excess nutritious food and redistributing it to our food-insecure community members who need it most.
Anything we rescue that is unfit for human consumption we send to the animals of Haderlie Farms and the Lovely Homestead.
Any food the farm animals don’t like (e.g. citrus) goes directly into compost piles.
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.