Grocery Rescue

Recovering fresh food from retail stores and delivering it into the hands of Utahns who need it most.

The Grocery Rescue program is a strategic business alliance between Utah Food Bank and Utah retailers that provides a safe and efficient donation outlet for food that is nearing its expiration date, but is still safe, healthy, and wholesome to eat.

Refrigerated trucks, owned and operated by Utah Food Bank and partner agencies, operate six days a week throughout the state, picking up unsalable food donations that would otherwise be thrown away. Instead, donations are collected and distributed within 24 hours to Utahns who need it most.

Donations primarily consist of nutritious, daily consumables including fresh produce, dairy, and meats that would otherwise end up in landfills. The Grocery Rescue program has become a highly successful means of addressing poverty, hunger, and food waste in Utah. It continues to fill an important nutrition gap for Utahns facing hunger, while at the same time reducing the amount of wasted food. Last year, this program’s partnerships with 288 retailers across the state provided 19 million pounds of food for Utahns facing hunger.

A heartfelt thanks goes out to all the retailers across the state who make this program possible:

 

Albertsons Home Town Market Smith’s Food & Drug Stores
Al’s Food Town Jacksons Food Stores Soelberg’s Market
Bear Lake Farmacy Kent’s Market Sprouts Farmers Market
City Market Kneaders Stewart’s Market
Cost Plus World Market Lee’s Marketplace Stokes
Costco Lin’s Fresh Market Sunshine Nutrition
Dan’s Fresh Market Lucky Target
Davis Food & Drug Macey’s The Store Markets
Dick’s Fresh Market Maverik Trader Joe’s
Food Ranch Mike’s Market US Foods Chef’Store
Frei’s Fruit Market Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage Ute Plaza Super Market
Fresh Market Payson Market Place Walmart
Glazier’s Market Reams Food Stores Whole Foods Market
Good Earth Natural Foods Restaurant Depot Winco Foods
Great Harvest Bread Co. Ridley’s Winegars
Harmons Sam’s Club

 

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