Food Rescue Program – The Food Rescue Program came out of the Blue Zones Project Food Policy Group and started at the end of April 2014. This program has volunteers pick up food Monday-Friday from HyVee, HyVee Mainstreet and Fareway and delivers it to one of 3 local food pantries. The quality food they deliver was formerly being thrown away. In 2018, this program collected $520,440 worth of food.

This volunteer group picks up rescued food from four grocery stores and delivers it to three different food pantry sites. These sites will distribute the food to those who are in need. Volunteers need a vehicle that can haul the items to the drop off sites.

If interested or for more information please contact Nichole Sorgenfrey at 563-263-5963 or email