Frequently asked questions
One hundred percent of the membership fees are used by the Program in rescuing, distributing and transporting the produce.
The employees who work directly in the food rescue program are paid by the Program’s budget.
The networking groups are open to all who would like to participate.
The additional money should enable us to rescue more produce.
All the produce are USDA-inspected.
We have been rescuing an average of 30 million pounds per year over the last five years.
The distribution is made possible with the use of our three semi trucks. The rest of the produce is picked up by the receiving charities and the public that take the greater percentage of the total.
Given the short shelf life of the produce, we do our best to distribute these produce within the 24- to 48-hour time frame.
Last year we had over 23 million pounds of produce. The agencies in Arizona received 11%, direct clients have received 66%, Mexican agencies received 3%, out-of-state agencies received 7% and spoilage amounted to 13%.
We have five employees who do these expeditiously since the produce has a faster rate of spoilage.