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. See our list of partnering schools, businesses and organizations below. 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.
Participating vendors include (but are not limed to):
Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport, University of Minnesota Twin Cities, Medtronic, Chick-fil-A, Leeann Chin, KFC, Whole Foods, Hyatt Regency Minneapolis, Best Buy, Macalester College, St. Catherine University, Chipotle, Hopkins High School, Hopkins' Tanglen & Eisenhower Elementary Schools, Eagan High School, St. Paul Public Schools