Food Rescue

A program that was originally focused on saving cafeteria food (Zero Percent Program), Loaves and Fishes now rescues any nutritious food that would otherwise go to landfills, from partnering schools, businesses and organizations. This usable, healthy food is served creatively in our meal programs to benefit people in need. Cafeteria food is re-heated and served. Some rescued food is used to make casseroles or salads at our dining site locations. Other rescued food, like yogurts and sandwiches, is distributed at urban locations in Minneapolis and St. Paul via our street outreach.

If your organization would like more information about participating in this program, please contact Kiley Benson or Cathy Maes.
Current Food Rescue Partners (include, but are not limited to):
Allianz Life Insurance, Best Buy (corporate headquarters), Breadsmith (Edina), Chick-fil-A (Chanhassen), Chipotle (Minneapolis), Eagan High School, Edina High School, Eisenhower Elementary School, Evergreen Elementary School, Hopkins High School, Hyatt Regency Minneapolis, KFC (Eagan), LeeAnn Chin (Blaine), LeeAnn Chin (Burnsville), LeeAnn Chin (Chanhassen), LeeAnn Chin (Eagan), LeeAnn Chin (Golden Valley), LeeAnn Chin (Maple Grove), LeeAnn Chin (Richfield), LeeAnn Chin (Savage), LH Tanglen Elementary School, Local Crate, Macalester College (Bon Appetit Management Company), Medtronic (3 locations, Fridley), Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport, Pizza Ranch (Crystal), Pohl Food Service, Rustica, Sea Salt Eatery, Spartan Nash Distribution Center, St. Catherine University, St. Paul Public Schools, Target Corporate, To-Go Turkey (State Fair stand), Trinity Lutheran Church, University of Minnesota Food Recovery, Wuollet Bakery (Minneapolis)