Food Rescue

School Garden Clean-Up turns into Food Rescue Opportunity

Spring is generally a time of new beginnings for gardens. A time to plan and plant for a successful season. However, when schools shut down…

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Pears from Dallas County Human Services Campus find a new home through Eat Greater Des Moines’s Gleaning Program

Five miles north of the Adel town square, off of highway 169 at the entrance of what is now the Dallas County Human Services Campus,…

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From Emergency Gleaning to Food Rescue—The Importance of Connections in Times of Crisis

Two weeks after a powerful derecho ripped through the state, downing powerlines, devastating crops, and leaving widespread damage in many communities Executive Director, Aubrey Alvarez…

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Love Food, Stop Waste: Curb your Family’s Food Waste with this At Home Tracker & Coloring Activity for Kids!

Systematic food waste can seem like a daunting problem. The pandemic has highlighted the ugly sides of our broken system where whole fields of vegetables…

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Operation: Fresh Produce Drop—Week #3

Despite the April snow earlier in the morning and the chilly weather Operation: Fresh Produce Drop had a great third week unloading and distributing fresh…

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Operation: Fresh Produce Drop

The morning sun beat down on a group volunteers in the Vineyard Church parking lot off of Euclid Avenue as a large semi-truck slowly backed…

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1,500 lbs. of food rescued from local hotel helps nonprofits feed growing needs

Amid COVID-19 closures, perishable foods find a new home.

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Thinking outside the traditional food rescue model: EGDM brings food rescue to Perry Public Library

Libraries have long been hubs of community engagement and education. They are free, accessible to all, and open most days of the week making them…

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“We are all part of the problem, but we can be part of the solution.”

Drake Engaged Citizen Corps Student, Mya, shares her thoughts on food waste.

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Working Together is Key to Cutting Food Waste in Half by the end of the Decade

The 2019 Food Waste Summit, hosted by ReFED, brought together leaders and innovators in the food system to San Francisco. This summit focused on food…

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