Together, we did it! In 2019, we hit a milestone of over 1 million pounds of healthy excess food rescued that fed our neighbors’ hungry bellies, not our landfills!
There are a number of other highlights of the year: Saving Grace was recognized nationally with the FBI’s Directors Community Leadership Award and we were chosen by new community partners, ReRuns R Fun and Metro Women’s Club, to receive funds as their charity of choice. Our friends at Kiewit provided us donated ICAN booth space to bring our work to our community. Last fall we partnered with Dante for our sixth birthday celebration, with Omaha Public Library for its Read It and Eat culinary conference and with the Stephen Center for the inaugural Omaha Hunger Experience dinner event.
I’m proud of the strides Saving Grace has made, thanks to your support. For an in-depth look at these accomplishments and more, watch for our
Impact Report 2019,
available on our website in April.
Let’s continue in 2020 to change the way our community thinks about surplus food. Together, we can ensure more nutritious perishable foods end up on dinner tables rather than in landfills. Together, we’ll help keep bodies and our environment healthy and happy.
Beth Ostdiek Smith
Founder and CEO