Food Rescue

Food Rescue

Need has no timeline, which is why Food Bank of the Rockies proudly supports the Food Rescue Program. We work with our Hunger Relief Partners and 880+ retail partners to accomplish our combined goals of reducing food waste and providing people with high-quality, nutrient-rich surplus food.

880+ Food Rescue donor partners
Over 47 million pounds of surplus food rescued
7 dedicated Food Rescue drivers
108 billion pounds of high-quality surplus food is discarded in the U.S. annually
25% of rescued food is fresh produce
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Food Rescue by the Numbers in Fiscal Year 2023

Nutritious surplus food rescued from hundreds of partners is made available free of cost for Colorado and Wyoming residents through our 800+ Hunger Relief Partners and 70+ mobile pantries.


Volunteers play a crucial role in helping to sort and repackage items brought to Food Bank of the Rockies through the Food Rescue Program. In fiscal year 2023, the program saved more than 47 million pounds of quality food from being discarded.


Food Bank of the Rockies carefully vets interested Hunger Relief Partners to ensure distribution needs are matched with the donation volume we receive from our retail partners. This ensures that the individuals who ultimately get these nutritious food items are provided with the best options for themselves and their families.  

The amounts and kinds of products available vary daily, but can include meat, fresh produce, bakery items, deli items, dairy, frozen foods, shelf-stable groceries, and non-food items such as hand sanitizer, paper products, etc. 

Retail partners can participate with food donations, direct funding donations, and corporate donations. Retail establishments interested in participating in the Food Rescue Program should contact Food Sourcing Director Mark Weslar at or 720-885-8424. 

Food Bank of the Rockies funds the Food Rescue program directly through donations and applicable grants. 

Please find more information about the Food Rescue Program here. 

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