Food Rescue

Our Food Rescue Operation captures good food from partnering restaurants, schools, and businesses; food that would otherwise be added to landfills.

Rescued food is used creatively throughout our meal programming. Cafeteria food is re-heated and served. Meats, produce and dairy are incorporated into made-from-scratch meals. Mobile foods like yogurt and sandwiches are brought to people living on the urban streets of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

Wasted food is food available for human consumption but not consumed. According to the USDA, it is the single largest component going into municipal landfills, estimated at between 30-40 percent of the food supply in the United States. It generates carbon dioxide and methane, a powerful greenhouse gas that traps heat in the atmosphere. According to the McKnight Foundation, the Midwest is the sixth largest producer of greenhouse gas emissions in the world.

Partner With Us

To learn how to donate leftover food or become a food rescue partner, contact Mel McCormick today.