Saving Grace Perishable Food Rescue

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Year Founded:
Local Leader / Exec. Director:
Beth Ostdiek Smith
Main Address:
4611 South 96th Street
Suite 112
Omaha, NE 68127

What We Do

Saving Grace Perishable Food Rescue is leading a “no food waste” movement in the Omaha area by rescuing excess perishable food to feed the hungry and educating the public about food waste and hunger.

Using refrigerated trucks, Saving Grace’s professional drivers/food handlers pick up produce, meats, dairy products, packaged and prepared meals, and other healthy foods from a network of regularly scheduled and on-call food donors. This food is delivered the same day - free of charge - to Saving Grace’s nonprofit partner agencies, including food pantries, shelters, transitional living facilities, after-school programs, senior centers and a clinic. Food is matched to the agencies' needs, enabling them to provide wholesome meals to their clients and direct more of their resources to other core programs. These partner agencies receive the food as fresh as Saving Grace does, as food is not warehoused.

Interesting Info

One in five kids in our community may go to bed hungry every night.
In 2018, Saving Grace rescued 905,765 pounds of food valued at over $1.5 million. That’s 450 TONS of food that was saved from the landfills.
Over 50 businesses donate their excess perishable food to Saving Grace, and it’s delivered free of charge to nearly 40 nonprofit partner agencies.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Saving Grace Board of Directors Member
Repeats on the second Tuesday of the month 12 times.
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 4:00pm
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Saving Grace Community Engagement Committee
Repeats on the third Thursday of the month 12 times.
Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 4:30pm
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