Saving Grace Perishable Food Rescue

Year Founded
2013
EIN
46-1852863
Local Leader/Exec. Director
Beth Ostdiek Smith
Public Contact Name
Beth Ostdiek Smith
Main Address

4611 South 96th Street
Suite 154
Omaha, NE 68127
United States

What We Do

Your gift on #GivingTuesday402, or any day, to Saving Grace Perishable Food Rescue is helping nourish people and nurture the planet. A generous couple have offered to match your gift this fall when you become a new donor or increase your support!

We rescue excess perishable food from local businesses and deliver it to more than 40 area nonprofit agencies who serve people experiencing food insecurity. With more than one-third of food produced being wasted while so many people are hungry, our outreach and education efforts to reduce wasted food are more important than ever. Produce, meats and dairy are the foods that get wasted the most. These are the nutritious choices people experiencing food insecurity truly need. Using refrigerated trucks, Saving Grace’s professional drivers/food ambassadors pick up healthy, perishable foods from a network of food donors. This food is delivered the same day - free of charge - to Saving Grace’s nonprofit partner agencies, including food pantries, shelters, after-school programs, senior centers and more. Keeping perfectly good food out of our landfills is good for our planet. Wasting food also wastes the resources used to grow, harvest, transport, prepare and serve food, while food in the landfill causes harmful greenhouse gas emissions. We know food is too good to waste!

Interesting Info
  • One in six kids in our community may go to bed hungry tonight.
  • Since we started in 2013, Saving Grace has rescued over 7.5 million pounds of food valued at more than 13 million dollars.
  • When you support Saving Grace, you are supporting more than 40 nonprofit partners we provide fresh food to.
Geographic Location
Volunteer Opportunities

Saving Grace General Volunteer
Repeats daily at 12:00am
Duration of 23 hours 45 minutes

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