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.
For a list of our current food rescue partners click here.