We rescue thousands of pounds yearly!

  • Vegetables and Fruits

  • Breads

  • Bakery

  • Clothing 

  • Durable goods/housewares

  • Books

How do we accomplish this?

State-registered as a non-profit cooperative food bank, our organization functions completely through volunteer hours from our members. Members invest their time knowing they receive a return that benefits their families, their community, and the businesses we work with. 

Members pay an annual fee, hold a regularly scheduled job, and are allowed daily shopping privileges.  We simply  ask that people “take what they need, and need what they take.”  We also have a book corner, and a thrift room for clothing and other household items that members can shop.  All of our food and goods are donated, which is why our members are prohibited from selling or otherwise using anything we receive for monetary gain.

Nothing goes to waste!  While our membership always comes first, in times of great abundance, members are encouraged to share with friends and family.  Excess food and goods are donated to other non-profits. Food not fit for human consumption is provided to local pig farmers or composted.

Everyone is welcome to join.  There are no income requirements or residency restrictions.  Our goal is to help our members achieve self-sufficiency and to work together to close the loop on food waste.

Our efforts of Nothing Goes to Waste supports our current membership of 50+ member families and our surrounding community.

Our surrounding community includes

  • Women’s Shelters

  • Senior Centers

  • Churches

  • Goodwill

  • Pig Farmers 

Reducing waste, while helping others and our families,

It's a win-win for everyone involved!