We Don’t Waste
Primary Care Area: Hunger and Food Assistance
Secondary Care Area: Family Assistance
What We Do...
Nutritious food should go to people, not landfills. We Don’t Waste recovers quality food from the food industry and delivers free to local nonprofits.
In the details...
We Don’t Waste was contacted by Thrive Food Pantry, a small pantry in Federal Heights. At the time, Thrive was serving about 100 families per month with limited food donations. After receiving food from We Don’t Waste for a year, Thrive Food Pantry had increased that number to 500 families per month. We Don’t Waste continues to deliver food weekly to Thrive, allowing it to offer a wide variety of fresh produce, protein and dairy. From a recipient of food from Thrive Food Pantry: “We moved to Federal Heights about six months ago, we didn't know anyone in the area and had no family that could assist us. My husband lost his job and we had spent every dime we had moving. We have three children ages 7, 9 and 16, and the food that We Don't Waste delivers to the Pantry literally saved us. Being able to go to this food bank every week guaranteed that my kids had fresh produce and healthy food to eat.”
Make An Impact...
provide 1,200 meals to hungry families
provide 5,040 servings of fresh produce, protein and dairy to hungry children
provide 18,000 servings of food to hungry individuals