• Food Rescue of Northwest Michigan

    In 2015, Food Rescue picked-up food from 112 different donors, including 39 local farms which accounted for 36% of the fruits and vegetables delivered to pantries and meal-sites.

  • By reducing food waste, Food Rescue increases access to nutrient dense, GOOD food for our hungry neighbors in need.

Food Rescue – Rescued for GOOD

Food Rescue, a Goodwill of Northern Michigan program, collects soon-to-expire, fresh, healthy food and distributes it to 48 food pantries, shelters, and community meal sites same day, free of charge.  Everything we do at Food Rescue is driven by one core purpose: reduce food waste and increase access to food for hungry people in our communities.

Over the last 10 years we have rescued over 9 million pounds from 150 local grocers, bakers and farmers and delivered to 48 local pantries and community meals programs.  That’s 9 million pounds of fresh, wholesome, soon-to-expire food kept out of the landfill and redirected to the plates of our hungry neighbors in need.

Through scheduled pick-ups and deliveries from food donor to recipient locations throughout our five county service area we give healthy, GOOD food to hungry neighbors in need; reduce the costs for food pantries, and similar organizations; keep GOOD food from going to waste and save food donors money through reduced disposal costs and tax benefits.

Search for local FOOD pantries through OnePantry.org

Get Involved

Email Food Rescue or call 231-995-7723 to Volunteer your time. We need assistance with:

  • Volunteer Truck Riders – Load/Unload/Weigh
  • Seasonal harvesters (Individuals/groups/clubs)

Donate and Do GOOD!

Please make a donation to support our mission to rescue GOOD food and increase access to this fundamental need in our community. Click here to make your online donation to Food Rescue.

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