RePurpose is now ASG Food Recovery

WHAT WE DO:

ASG partners with food industry businesses that have wholesome extra food and distributes it to vetted food partners to feed our neighbors in Guilford County experiencing food insecurity,

Our vision is to decrease food disparities while creating a more sustainable world.

We are dedicated to facilitating a seamless, simple and successful rescue and donation of fresh wholesome food that would otherwise be discarded and deliver that food to our vetted partners who provide hunger relief to our community. Contact Laura to customize your food recovery plan.

FEEDING NOT WASTING

FAQs

What is food recovery/rescue?

Food recovery/rescue is the collection of wholesome edible food that would have otherwise gone to waste from restaurants, grocers, and other food service providers. This food is redistributed to vetted local hunger agencies, all while keeping it out of landfills.

Is food waste really that bad?

Yes. Wasted food is worth $165 billion every year. This can also be translated as 40 billion meals being wasted. We already produce more than enough food, we just need to stop wasting 30% of it.

Who is the food donated to?

Local shelters, food pantries, and community nonprofits in Guilford County are individually vetted to receive food donations.

I really love how decreasing food waste helps our environment. Can you give me more information?

Sure. Food waste produces Methane Gas which is 25x more potent than Carbon Dioxide. Food waste is expensive and causes more damage than the car in your driveway. These groups are amazing Food Waste warriors:
ReFed https://refed.com
NRDC https://www.nrdc.org
WWF https://www.worldwildlife.org/initiatives/food-waste

Are you a partner of Feeding America’s Second Harvest?

Yes. We partner with Second Harvest to assist in the safe and successful distribution of perishable food items to the many community nonprofits in need.

Donors and Volunteers

 

Donors: If you are a restaurant, school, hospital, special event center, caterer, etc with a surplus of food that would end up as waste, we would love to partner with you (small or large).

Volunteers: If you would like to help us get surplus food to vetted agencies, we would love for you to volunteer with us.

Please fill out the “Contact Laura” form or email Laura if you are interested in being a Donor or Volunteer. We look forward to hearing from you!

Contact Laura







Member of Feeding America
NEWS & INFORMATION

ASG FOOD RECOVERY SIGNS U.S. FOOD LOSS & WASTE POLICY ACTION PLAN

This policy sets forth national and international goals to reduce food loss and waste by 50% by 2030! Addressing this challenge nationally will help us locally build a more resilient food system that helps mitigate climate change and feeds more people.

To find out more, visit https://foodwasteactionplan.org

NCSU FOOD SAFETY EXTENSION PROGRAM

In November 2021, the NC Governor approved $62.5k for the NCSU Food Safety Extension Program to develop state supported Standard Operating Procedures and training to recover unserved prepared food to reduce food waste. The funding can be found on page 89 (aka B-63) of this enormous document.

FOOD DONATION IMPROVEMENT ACT

BILL EMERSON GOOD SAMARITAN FOOD DONATION ACT (2022)

“The Food Donation Improvement Act enhances the coverage of the Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donation Act (Emerson Act), which promotes food donation by providing civil and criminal liability protection to food donors and food recovery organizations. The Emerson Act provides a broad base of liability protection that was intended to encourage food donations, yet donors are often unaware of the Act’s protections or have outstanding questions regarding the Act. Many food manufacturers, retailers, and restaurants still cite fear of liability as a primary deterrent to donating food.

The Food Donation Improvement Act will help to clarify some of the ambiguous terms in the Emerson Act, promote awareness of the Act, and extend liability protection to support modern food donation.”

Read more here

ASG FOOD RECOVERY IS PART OF REFED’S FOOD WASTE MGMT INSIGHTS ENGINE

ReFed has compiled a state-by-state directory of food loss, waste, management and recovery solution providers. Check it out!

ANAEROBIC DIGESTION: FOOD WASTE TO ENERGY

by Dr. Vicki Foust

Anaerobic Digestion Presentation

Find out how anaerobic digestions contributes to the following:

Reducing food waste in the landfill

Generating electricity or heat

Creating a nitrogen and phosphorus rich soil amendment used to grow more food

MAXIE B’S SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAM

by Robin Davis, Owner

Watch Robin discuss Maxie B’s Sustainability Program – how it started, small changes they’ve made along the way to help the environment and how it’s going presently.

You can also visit Maxis B’s Environmental Stewardship page to learn more.

What Our Community is Saying About ASG Food Recovery