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