Each year, more than 36 million Americans, in communities across the country, are making difficult choices - seniors who are forced to choose between buying food or buying medicine; parents who might feed their children but not themselves; and working families who must make the difficult decision between paying their utilities or putting food on the table.  

Community Storehouse's Food Rescue program solicits nonperishable and unspoiled perishable foods to sustain and nutritionally enhance its emergency food distribution, beyond the typical canned goods items people routinely think of when they think of food banks.  Items typically donated include:  close-to-code; out-of-code with extended shelf-life recommendations; mislabeled and unlabeled; off-spec items; bulk; test product inventory; seasonal items; prepared and perishable goods; discontinued products; salvage; customer returns; and produce.

Last year (2014) we salvaged 414,603 pounds of food from local grocers!