Food Rescue

Food Rescue

Food rescue is the process of collecting donated food from restaurants, caterers, and other food service providers, and distributing that food to people in need through local social service organizations. Eat Greater Des Moines works to connect those businesses with excess, edible food to non-profit organizations that can put the food to good use. In the food business, predicting exact levels of demand can be a challenge. As a result, there is often safe prepared food left unsold at the end of a shift, event, or work day. Such food can be put to good use through a food rescue program, which handles pickup of donated food and distribution to agencies that serve people who are food insecure.

In the greater Des Moines area, easily connect with a local social service area by using the ChowBank food rescue smartphone application. The ChowBank app makes connecting with a local social service agency easy! Eat Greater Des Moines works with restaurants, hotels, caterers, event planners, grocery stores and others to identify excess prepared, fresh and shelf stable food suitable for donation. Get started today!

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