Our Work

Connecting the dots between
surplus food & hungry people


All the food rescued each day typically is gone by noon, on its way to feed hungry people served that same day by our recipient groups, charities serving the needy.

Waste Not Want Not volunteers distribute the rescued food to local charities assisting the needy.  By providing this rescued food to charities, Waste Not helps them maximize their limited financial resources.  Emergency Food Programs (food pantries, soup kitchens, and shelters whose primary mission is to provide food to people in a hunger crisis) can feed more people.  Non-Emergency Food Programs (those whose primary purpose is to provide services other than food assistance, such as youth programs, client training, housing assistance, and residential facilities) are able to devote more funds to their core mission by reducing their food costs.