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Feeding not Wasting

WHAT WE DO

Whether a food donor or a receiving agency, we are here to make connections simple, seamless, and successful.

Laura Oxner, Director of RePurpose

Laura has always been passionate about collaboration, the community and thinking creatively. She has rediscovered this in food recovery after several years as a Speech-Language Pathologist. Her years as the NC Regional Director of Rock and Wrap It Up! (RWU), an award winning food recovery think tank, has allowed for Guilford County to become a model of this work. RePurpose will continue this successful work of connecting donors of wholesome food and resources to vetted recipients in order to nourish the community rather than filling landfills. The core phrase of “feeding not wasting” is exactly what she strives for every day. To contact Laura directly, click here

Sign up for our next volunteer driver training session by filling out the Contact Me form.

Training is conducted via Zoom.
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.If you would like to help us get surplus food to vetted agencies, we would love for you to volunteer with us.
Donors and Volunteers: Contact Me by filling out the below form. I look forward to hearing from you!
Snack Program

Volunteers are needed to help pick up food from schools and deliver the food to local nonprofits! We require a short training and then you can sign up for days that you are available. Please fill in the Contact Me form and submit. We will contact you to set up your training and volunteer days.

Thanks for helping us get snacks to kids who need them!

Food Waste and Recovery Awareness

Check out the information below for facts and ways you can help

We already produce enough food; we just need to stop wasting it.

Did you know that… In 2010, over 33 million tons of food reached landfills in the U.S. – equivalent to half a pound per person per day – or enough food to fill the Rose Bowl Stadium every day.

FAQ

What is food rescue?

Food 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 delivered to?

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

Can I receive weekly pickup? How about one time pickup?

Yes and yes! We will work to develop a schedule that specifically meets your needs.

What about packaging?

Food is packaged safely per our approved Standard Operating Procedures.

What is your relationship to A Simple Gesture?

We are collaborating with A Simple Gesture to work towards our shared goal of providing food to our hungry community.

Thanks to our amazing volunteers who help feed not waste!

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