We save the food and relocate it to where it's needed most.
HFR diverted more than 200,000 pounds of excess food from eight local food retailers in 2017 alone, serving roughly 1,000 in-need community members each week. HFR rescues food that would otherwise be wasted due to surplus, cosmetic imperfections, and approaching expiration dates. Much of the food HFR rescues is highly nutritious fruits and vegetables, as these foods have a shorter shelf life than shelf-stable, processed food. Since HFR launched in 2013, it has provided at-risk youth, families, and seniors with nutritious food that expands the efforts of local food pantries and kitchens. Rescued food that isn't distributed to people is fed to farm animals or composted, further reducing contributions to our local landfill.