Waste Not was established in 1987 because of one woman’s passionate desire to help feed the Valley’s hungry men, women and children. From humble beginnings with a donated truck, volunteers began rescuing nutritious perishable food that would otherwise go to waste, delivering it to local shelters on a regular basis. Waste Not delivered 2,500 pounds of food to local shelters in its first year. In 1990, Waste Not received its 501 (c) (3) corporate designation and has grown from a volunteer-led, grassroots effort into a full-fledged professional organization utilizing five refrigerated trucks, with a full-time staff of nine people. In 2011, we delivered over 2 million pounds of nutritious food to 107 recipient agencies. Rescuing wholesome food that would otherwise be thrown away and feeding hungry people is still our mission today and is our only initiative.
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