Grocery Rescue

Grocery Rescue

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

800+ Grocery Rescue donor partners
Over 39 million pounds of food rescued in 2021
7 dedicated Grocery Rescue drivers
108 billion pounds of quality food is discarded in the U.S. annually
33% of total product rescued is fresh produce
Food Bank of the Rockies ranks third among Feeding America food banks for pounds rescued
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Grocery Rescue by the Numbers

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

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Adam Burnison has been a grocery rescue driver with Food Bank of the Rockies for over five years. He says the best part of his job is getting quality food into the hands of people who need it. “The food has an immediate impact on the people who come pick it up. Grocery rescue keeps all of this food out of the trash and puts it in the hands of people who can use it.” 

Adam Burnison – Grocery Rescue Driver

FAQs

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 Grocery Rescue program should contact Dru Gaines, Retail Sourcing Program Supervisor, at 303-375-5846 or againes@foodbankrockies.org.

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

Please find more information about the Grocery Rescue program here. 

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