Many of you have heard of our involvement in the South Central Minnesota Food Recovery Project. With helping preserve and package 1400 pounds of chicken last summer and also making meals using green beans. We currently also have 120 pounds of strawberries we'll be turning into jam for those in need. We also have around 400 Green Peppers we'll be turning into meals really soon.
This Past week the Food Recovery Project received 6 TONS of raw chicken. This chicken was going to be going into the landfill when instead it was able to go to the Wooden Spoon where much of the food is being stored. This chicken will be distributed and at Grace we have an opportunity to take some and turn it into meals. With so much chicken though we are running short on space at Grace.
If you have a freezer that you would be willing to donate we'd love to be able to take it off your hands. This will help us be able to quickly prep food and be able to hold onto it a little longer to then later be able to process into meals.
With all that's going on too we would love to find more people that would like to help out in many different ways with our efforts to get food out to the community. Below you can click on a link to get get text and email updates on what's going on with Food Recovery at Grace. Sometimes food becomes available quickly and needs to be processes soon so it does not go to waste. If we have an event that is going to happen Ben can text a group to try and pull people together quickly.
If you want to know more about the Food Recovery Project you can reach out to Ben. He'd love to talk about it with anyone.
Ben's cell 507-524-3254 or email DSG@gracemankato.org