40% of food goes to waste in the U.S. You can help

With so much food going to waste across the U.S., and, at the same time, so many people going hungry, Philabundance supports efforts to help rescue perfectly good food and provide it to our neighbors in need. Through partnerships with grocers, farmers and others, we can – and do – make a difference; Last year, together, we rescued more than 15 million pounds of food.

Grocers Against Hunger

Grocers Against Hunger (GAH) is a program that connects local, regional and national grocery retailers with Philabundance agencies in their area to help feed their communities. Stringent industry food safety guidelines call for stores to discard items even though they are nutritious and completely safe to eat. We step in before this happens; instead of throwing away bread that expires tomorrow, our network picks up this bread and provides it to a local agency, getting it to a client’s table today. Currently, close to 220 retailers participate on a weekly basis and since 2010, these partners have donated the equivalent of 55.5 million meals to Philabundance and our 350 member agencies.

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Gleaning

Gleaning is the act of harvesting excess fresh produce from farms, gardens and other agricultural centers. By gleaning, we divert unnecessary food loss and provide nutritious produce to our community. Philabundance utilizes gleaned harvests to provide fresh produce to people in need. Last year our “gleaners” and farm partners harvested more than 220,000 pounds of fresh produce! You can help by volunteering or becoming a partner. Tax credits available.

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Food Connect

Food Connect is an app that aims to reduce food insecurity in Philadelphia by connecting excess food to those facing hunger. Unlike Philabundance, it can accept prepared and packaged food from restaurants and catered events during evenings and weekends. Donors are protected by the Good Samaritan Food Donation Act and rescued food goes to social service agencies which help feed those in need.

Learn More on the Food Connect Website

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