What is Food Rescue?
Food Rescue is a partnership with grocers statewide that provides an opportunity for The Idaho Foodbank and our pantry partners to quickly distribute nutritious and often perishable food to our neighbors in need, while preventing unnecessary waste. It’s a win-win-win collaboration that makes sense for businesses, the environment, and hunger relief efforts.
How Food Rescue Works
Pulled from the Shelves
Participating stores donate high-quality, nutritious food items that have been pulled from inventory as they near their sell-by dates, but are still safe to eat. Fresh, perishable food such as meat, produce, bread, dairy and non-perishable items such as canned vegetables and cereal are ‘rescued’ on a daily basis by the Foodbank’s drivers, volunteers and our fleet of refrigerated trucks.
Shared with those in Need
The food is then redistributed through our network of food pantries, soup kitchens and shelters. The Food Rescue program provides enough food for millions of meals every year, and is an important source for donated perishable food that is so important for a healthy diet.
Product Dating & Shelf Life Guidelines
The Product Dating and Shelf Life Guidelines should be used as a guide to provide an approximation of shelf life after the code date. Always visibly inspect food products prior to use.