Two million pounds of excess perishable food rescued and redistributed to feed the hungry in our community. It's a milestone Saving Grace Perishable Food Rescue reached earlier this month, just over four years after operations began.
The achievement was recognized last week at QuikTrip's Millard location, where Saving Grace driver/food handler Randy Hansen picked up prepackaged sandwiches and wraps, fruit cups, pastries and more. Also on hand were QuikTrip's Bill Kruse, manager, and Brock Thornton, store supervisor, along with Beth Ostdiek Smith, Saving Grace's CEO and founder, and Judy Rydberg, director of field and logistics.
Excess perishable food from QuikTrip's 12 Omaha-area locations is picked up every weekday at the Millard location. Since December 2014, QuikTrip has donated more than 90,000 pounds of nutritious food, valued at over $154,000, to Saving Grace.