New and Expanding Food Rescue Programs Bring More Food to our Neighbors in Need

August 14, 2013 By: Sara Blair Category: WordPress Import

Second Harvest Heartland is always looking to find new sources of fresh, wholesome food for our neighbors in need. This past year marked some significant milestones for several of our new and expanding pioneering programs, and we’re excited to share them with you.

Harvest to Home
Harvest to Home is an agricultural surplus program that gathers and distributes crops that would otherwise go unharvested. In 2012, more than 4.3 million pounds of surplus produce was collected, compared to 2.3 million pounds in 2011. The highlight in 2012 was the rescue of 600,000 of surplus fresh sweet corn. Plans are in place to get even more of this great sweet corn this summer.

Pallet-of-the-Month Club
The Pallet-of-the-Month Club features donations of first-run, newly produced product on a pallet-per-month basis from nine local food manufacturers, translating into 390,000 meals a year.

Food Rescue Program

The Food Rescue Program is the fastest-growing source of food at Second Harvest Heartland, as it collects food donations from more than 300 retail stores in the region.

Prepared Food Rescue
Still in the development stage, this pilot program will facilitate the rescue of edible and nutritious prepared food from hotels, restaurants and other food service providers.

For more information about these programs or how you can become involved, contact Second Harvest Heartland here today.


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