Check out our new fridge!
This year, we received our largest grant to date through the CalRecycle Food Waste Prevention and Rescue Grant Program to help us increase our capacity to rescue more food and distribute it to our community in need.
Last year was a record-breaking year for SFC regarding the amount of food we recovered and the number of guests we served. We rescued 1.3 million pounds of food, which allowed us to provide 100,000 homeless meals (twice as many meals as we were serving 7 years ago) and over 30,452 grocery visits (40 percent more visits than last year) to low-income families, individuals and now also students at our on-site pantry services and 5 satellite pantry sites for our food-insecure community.
With the increased amount of food we have been rescuing, having enough space to store the additional food rescued has been a challenge.
Phase one, which as of last week is now complete, was building a new walk-in refrigerator, funded by a grant from the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) through California Climate Investments. Our new fridge doubles the amount of space we have to store and maintain the fresh, nutritious food we rescue!
Thank you CalRecycle!
Find out more about our Food Rescue partners here!