Also in this E-Newsletter:
Food for Thought and Other Upcoming Events
Nourishing People, Nurturing the Planet
Saving Grace’s professional drivers/food ambassadors are out in the field every weekday, picking up surplus perishable food and delivering it to nonprofit partner agencies for their clients.
As the pandemic continued into a second year, Saving Grace stepped up efforts to nourish people with healthy surplus food, while nurturing the planet by keeping food waste out of our landfills where it creates harmful greenhouse gases.

The story of how Saving Grace’s work impacts our community is best articulated by our team. “I never knew what the extent of the food crisis was until I started working for Saving Grace,” says Randy Hansen, field operations manager. “It kind of puts your life in a different perspective knowing what other individuals are going through.”

“The impacts of wasting food on our environment and economy are enormous,” says Autumn Taddicken, deputy director.

Learn How Saving Grace Is Making an Impact

  • A message from CEO/President/Founder Beth Ostdiek Smith.
  • A list of our food donors and nonprofit partners.
  • A glimpse of how Saving Grace's work makes a difference in our community.
  • A breakdown of the types of food rescued in 2021.
  • Highlights of 2021, including photos.
  • Charts showing income and expenses for last year.
Join Us for These Upcoming Events
Earth Day Omaha - April 23, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Saving Grace is a proud sponsor and participant in the 2022 Earth Day Omaha Festival at Elmwood Park. Come visit our booth between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. to learn why wasted food is a serious environmental problem and how Saving Grace is reducing wasted food here in the Omaha metro area. There will be games and prizes too.
Food for Thought - April 28, Noon

Join Saving Grace CEO and Founder Beth Ostdiek Smith on Thursday, April 28, for a thought-provoking presentation about how wasted food impacts our environment and perpetuates an unjust and inequitable food system. The model Beth created when she launched Saving Grace Perishable Food Rescue in 2013 has kept more than 7 million pounds of food out of our landfills and provided it to those in need.

Come early to pick up lunch across the street at the Millwork Park Lunch Pop-up from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. from House of Bah in partnership with No More Empty Pots. Then bring your lunch to The Ashton Building, 1229 Millwork Ave., for the presentation at noon.
Do Good Days – May 17 to 19 

SHARE Omaha will host the Do Good Days campaign in Greater Omaha again this year. #DoGoodDays, presented by FNBO, is three days dedicated to amplifying the mission of Greater Omaha nonprofits, inspiring the giving public, and generating all forms of support.

You can help Saving Grace Perishable Food Rescue during Do Good Days by making a donation or shopping from our wish list. Your support helps us rescue excess perishable food and deliver it to those in need. Visit Saving Grace's SHARE Omaha page.
Dining for Good at Dante - July 25

Save the date, Monday, July 25, for Saving Grace's annual fundraising dinner, Dining for Good. We have again partnered with Nick Strawhecker at Dante to present a fabulous dinner featuring rescued food and Nick’s own commitment to preventing food waste as a chef and restaurant owner. There will be fabulous items on our raffle and, of course, you will help raise much-needed funding for our daily program to rescue healthy food for those in need.

“Food insecurity, as you know, remains a scary reality for far too many in our community, and your efforts make a profound difference here at OneWorld. Food is life sustaining.”

- Andrea Skolkin, OneWorld Community Health Center
Saving Grace Food Recipient Partner