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 383 retailers across the state provided 20 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:


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


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