In our country, approximately 72 billion pounds of perfectly good food ends up in landfills and incinerators every year. Rescuing this perfectly edible, whole food means feeding families facing hunger and taking a large step in protecting our planet and conserving our resources.
Supermarket gleaning is one way to curb food waste and feed more families in need. What is it? Gleaning is the collection of food from retailers unable to market the product due to minor damage or a code date issue.
If your company is interested in joining our Gleaning Program, please contact Tim Vogel, Director of Food Sourcing. We will arrange for pickups every week and will provide weekly donation receipts. Electronic monthly, quarterly or yearly donation reports can also be sent at the store’s request.