We are pleased to announce that we doubled our food rescue in 2014. (!!!)In 2013, our Food Rescue & Delivery program diverted (a.k.a. rescued) 722,000 lbs of food from the waste stream. In 2014, we rescued over 1.3 million lbs through the same program—double our previous year’s rescue! Last year, "over a million" was our exciting total for this program—well, this year, we were "over 1.5 million," with our Food Rescue & Delivery Programs distributing a total of 1,594,432 lbs of fresh, healthy, perfectly good food in 2014*—an increase of more than 50% in one year!
*In addition to rescued food, we also source food for this program from the Greater Boston Food Bank and purchase from produce wholesalers. This ensures a steady year-round supply for our recipients.
So where did all of this additional food come from?Well, we have a few big contenders:
- Our new Prepared Foods Rescue program.
- A new(ish) Whole Foods...the Beacon Street location!
- Our new weekend pickup partnership. Now we operate 7 days a week instead of 5!