Did you know that in the United States, almost 100 billion pounds of food, which is perfectly suitable for human consumption, goes to waste each year?
To combat this staggering issue and ensure that food reaches those who need it most, food banks and charitable organizations nationwide have implemented food rescue programs. These initiatives involve collecting prepared meals and soon-to-be expired food directly from various sources and delivering them to nonprofits with feeding programs.
At Community Storehouse, we are proud to operate our own food rescue program. We collaborate with local grocers, restaurants, convenience stores, and vendors who have excess perishable food. Instead of letting this surplus go to waste, we collect and distribute it to individuals and families in need right here in Martinsville and Henry County.
By rescuing and redistributing this food, we not only prevent unnecessary waste but also ensure that quality meals reach those facing food insecurity in our community. This program serves as a vital link between food donors and individuals and families who rely on our support.
Through our food rescue program, we strive to make a meaningful impact on both the environment and the lives of those in need. Join us in this important endeavor by supporting our efforts or becoming a food donor. Together, we can reduce food waste, alleviate hunger, and build a more sustainable and compassionate community.
Deli and dairy items
Prepared perishable foods
Bulk food products
Anything suitable for human consumption, including most past-date items; ‘best by’ dates are not expiration dates!
Any size grocer, restaurant or food vendor can participate in the program. There are no restrictions governing the frequency of donations. A food donor may donate food once or on an ongoing basis.
There are no transportation requirements for the donor. We are happy to pick up food donations. We’ll even pick up every day!
The Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Donations Act is a federal law ensuring that donors are protected from any civil and criminal liability, as long as the product is donated in good faith. In addition, our distribution center is ServSafe compliant, ensuring that your donation will be handled safely. We encourage businesses to donate food and grocery products worry-free.
Help us top off the tank to keep our fleet rolling to rescue food in the area.