Our grassroots movement to rescue excess perishable food to feed the hungry is growing!
Food Rescue Milestone Reached
New Food Donors Partner with Saving Grace
1.5 million pounds!
That's the total amount of healthy perishable food Saving Grace has rescued and distributed to feed those in need here in our community since we began operations in October 2013. It's a milestone we reached last month - thanks to the generosity of the Omaha community.
The number of grocery stores, wholesalers, caterers, event venues, schools and other food purveyors that routinely donate excess perishable fresh and prepared food to Saving Grace has increased to 35 with the addition of nine new food donor partners so far in 2017:
Fresh Thyme Market, 132nd and Center
Fresh Thyme Market, Lakeside
Hy-Vee #1514, Shadowlake
Savor Omaha/Baxter Arena
Simple Science Juices
Westside Meal Services
The donated dairy products, fruits and vegetables, meats, prepared and packaged meals, and grain products are distributed to 25 local nonprofit partner agencies that serve some of the most challenged seniors, children and families in our community.
Financial support from our donors enables Saving Grace to provide this food pipeline service free of charge to both food donors and food recipients. We need you to help Saving Grace continue to increase the amount of healthy, quality food that feeds the hungry rather than rotting in our landfills.
Make a donation today or consider making a monthly contribution.
We appreciate all of the supporters and partners who make our work possible! See a complete list of our food donors and food recipients.
Last year's Earth Day celebration.
Visit Saving Grace at Earth Day Omaha
Stop by Saving Grace's booth at Earth Day Omaha on Saturday and learn what you can do to reduce food waste and how Saving Grace is addressing the issue.
We'll have fun interactive exhibits for youngsters and the young at heart.
Sign a food waste pledge, come up with your own ideas on how to combat food waste, pose for pictures with some fun props and more.
Earth Day Omaha takes place April 22 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Elmwood Park.
Did You Know?
The average American family of four throws away about $2,200 worth of food every year.
Food is the largest contributor to landfill waste in the United States.
17% of those in our community struggle to find affordable, fresh produce.
Mark Your Calendars for Omaha Gives!
We need your help to make this year's Omaha Gives! the best ever for Saving Grace Perishable Food Rescue. Here's what you can do:
Save the date. May 24 will be a great day of generosity in Omaha. Get excited and be ready to share your enthusiasm for Saving Grace throughout the day.
Schedule a gift! For your convenience, gifts may be scheduled between May 1 and May 23.
Donate to us on May 24!
Spread the word! Tell your friends that you will be giving to Saving Grace during Omaha Gives! on May 24 and that you need their help.
"Saving Grace is important to me because proper nutrition and the reduction of food waste are issues that are near and dear to my heart."