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Food Recovery 2018-03-06T14:53:22+00:00

Food Recovery

Every year, Feeding Westchester recovers more than 2.7 million pounds of good, nutritious food that would otherwise go to waste – and then we get it straight to the people who need it most.

How Do We Do It?

Our fleet of 8 refrigerated trucks are on the roads every day, picking up donations from over 80 farmers, wholesalers, and retailers. Back at our more than 30,000-square-foot distribution center, we quickly inspect, sort, and pack it all for distribution. Then our trucks deliver nutritious food through our own programs and over 300 partner food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, and day care centers – often the same day it’s recovered!

Good for people – and the planet

The food we safely recover doesn’t just change lives. It also saves food from becoming waste, diverting millions of pounds of great nutritious food from landfills where it would have released methane, a powerful greenhouse gas and leading contributor to climate change.

OUR FOOD DONORS

We have long-term relationships with over 80 manufacturers, farmers, and retailers who help us safely recover nutritious food to help feed our neighbors. See some of our most generous food donors below.