January is usually a slow month for food rescue, BUT

not this year!  Based on our preliminary numbers for the month, our hard-working volunteers have rescued close to 161,ooo pounds of food so far this year.  In addition to the usual baked items and restaurant foods, we also rescued two pallet-loads of frozen mango smoothie mix, 160 cases of Brussel sprouts, and 8,000 pounds of potatoes refused by stores for various reasons and several hundred pounds of meat that another charity failed to pick up as scheduled.  Waste Not Want Not putting food where it belongs – on plates, not in landfills.