September Hunger Action Month is here!

September Hunger Action Month is here!

This September, Waste Not, Arizona’s only perishable food rescue organization, is joining the nationwide awareness movement for Hunger Action Month. This month is dedicated to inspiring people to take action and raise awareness of the fact that in Arizona, nearly 1 in 3 Arizona grow up in poverty, with limited

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We received the Platinum Seal of Transparency from GuideStar!

We received the Platinum Seal of Transparency from GuideStar!

Great news! Waste Not just earned the Platinum Seal of Transparency from
GuideStar, the world’s largest source of nonprofit information. By sharing our metrics, we’re helping
the sector move beyond simplistic financial ratios to assess nonprofit progress.
We’re proud to use GuideStar Platinum to share our full and complete story

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Food Waste and Hunger in the News (August 11, 2017)

Food Waste and Hunger in the News (August 11, 2017)

Food Waste and Hunger in the News

San Francisco turns food waste into nutrient-rich and profitable compost. It’s a complicated process that hinges on residents, businesses and tourists all buying in. So far, most have. That’s led to a monumental reduction in garbage sent to landfills. http://bit.ly/2uf1GxC
If IBM’s Watson could

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Ride Along with Waste Not’s new monthly giving program!

Ride Along with Waste Not’s new monthly giving program!

While our refrigerated trucks only have room for our professional drivers and the many thousands of pounds of food carried each month, we invite you to virtually ride along with us as monthly donors to help Drive Hunger Out of Our Valley!
How it works:

You decide

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Rescuing Food and Providing Hope

Rescuing Food and Providing Hope

Waste Not: Rescuing Food and Providing Hope
The work day starts at 6 a.m.  Arriving at the truck yard, Dave Kaiser, Waste Not’s Director of Field Operations, never quite knows what the day will bring as he prepares the Waste Not drivers for their food pickups and deliveries. Six days

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Help us get our trucks on the road again!

Help us get our trucks on the road again!

The scorching temperatures of Arizona can make life pretty unbearable for the people living in this urban desert. We work through the heat as our drivers are on the road, six days a week, delivering hope and sustenance to our recipient agencies who depend on us daily. But, we’ve run

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Nonprofit PRO’s Unsung Hero 2017

Nonprofit PRO’s Unsung Hero 2017

Each year, nonprofit professionals are asked to send in nominations for who they think are the best of the best in the following categories: Nonprofit Professional of the Year, Lifetime Achievement, Executive of the Year, Board Member of the Year, Fundraiser of the Year, Marketer of the Year, Technology Professional

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School’s Out…Now What?

School’s Out…Now What?

School’s out for the summer and the kids are excited…well, most of them anyway.
For the 22 million children who depend on schools for free or reduced-priced meals, summer vacation may not be something to look forward to and one thing is missing –  a steady source of food and nutrition.

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How does food waste impact our environment?

How does food waste impact our environment?

What’s the deal with food waste?

 
As we celebrate Earth Day, the attention in the food industry turns to food waste. 40 percent of food that is produced never makes it to a plate. With agriculture accounting for 70 percent of the water used throughout the world, food

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What is Food Insecurity?

What is Food Insecurity?

The Definition:
The USDA defines food insecurity as a state in which “consistent access to adequate food is limited by a lack of money and other resources at times during the year.” Other terms for food insecurity are “struggling to avoid hunger,” “hungry, or at risk of hunger,” and “hungry,

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