Food “rescue” is a win-win
Food rescue is a way of donating quality food that would otherwise go to waste due to shelf life or damage to packaging. It involves partnerships with area retailers, grocery stores and produce markets. Six days each week, Interfaith volunteers pick up fresh food items such as fruit, carrots, lettuce, yogurt, meat and seasonal products that would otherwise go to waste. Volunteers bring the items to our food shelf. When the food shelf opens, local families are thrilled to have fresh and healthy items from which to choose.
Faith-filled people use time in service to help
Every year, faith communities play a huge part in the success of the Prevent Hunger campaign. One amazing example is Plymouth Covenant Church (PCC), which conducts a massive food drive during — yes, during — their church service. They stop the service and send everyone to Cub Foods to buy food and household goods. For the past few years, PCC has filled a box truck multiple times as they dropped off thousands of pounds of food and goods. One year they brought in nearly 20,000 pounds of items in just one weekend!
Last year, the power of this amazing community allowed Interfaith Outreach to distribute nearly 1 million pounds of food to local individuals, families and kids. A huge thank you to all our community partners who help prevent hunger with your care and concern.