Food Rescue

Back to School Backpack Bash

Waste Not Want Not was delighted to provide groceries and the food for the lunches at the recent Back to School Backpack Bash.  Available for free  were backpacks full of school supplies, kid’s clothing and shoes, snow-cones, haircuts, bikes, groceries, information on access to free medical care and how to apply for medical insurance. Not to … Read more

Chefs to the Rescue

Chefs to the Rescue

Every year in the United States, 40% of our edible food ends up in landfills while one in six Americans is food insecure. To fund our efforts to resolve this paradox while highlighting these statistics, Waste Not Want Not has introduced CHEFS TO THE RESCUE.

Local Nonprofit Connects the Dots Between Food Waste and Hunger

“While the rest of us are just getting ready for the day, enjoying our morning coffee, or commuting to work, volunteers at a small workshop garage in Orange Park feverishly sort cinnamon rolls, cookies, chips, and other packaged edible items into paper grocery bags. Other volunteers at the facility load pallets onto a pickup truck, … Read more

4,200 Meals a Day!

Waste Not volunteers rescued and delivered 1,936,063 pounds of food last year to people struggling to feed themselves and their families.  That’s 4,200 meals a day, 362 days last year!  Our volunteers donated more than 500 hours a week to multiply every donor’s gift, providing 10 meals to those in need for each dollar donated. Donors and volunteers: together you filled … Read more

We are in the NEWS!

Check out the St. Augustine Catholic Article July/August issue. Mailed to 53,000 households in 16 counties. Estimated readership 148,000. St. Augustine Catholic Article

No volunteers = No Waste Not Want Not

Waste Not Want Not volunteers rescue food for those in need 362 days a year.  They work hard to put food in the hands of those in need.   For a taste of what volunteers do, read these excerpts from our nomination of JAE as the Celebrate Clay 2011 Outstanding Community Volunteer of the Year:  Waste Not Want … Read more

Today’s Special: Food Rescued

Would we like 32 dozen eggs from free-range chickens?  Of course!  But since the eggs were in far-away Palatka, instead of rescuing them, we suggested they be donated to one of our recipient groups located in Palatka.  Bread of Life, a group that cooks lunch for 100 or so every day of the year, was delighted to get this wonderful, protein-rich … Read more