Waste NOT occupies a very unique niche in our community.

We are not a food bank, yet we feed thousands upon thousands of hungry people every day. Our trucks and drivers are on the road six days per week, beginning at 6:30 am, collecting an average of 8-10,000 pounds of excess perishable food daily from restaurants, resorts, caterers, grocers and various food purveyors – food that would otherwise be thrown away. We deliver the food the same day to more than 100 diverse agencies that feed the hungry including schools, after-school programs, daycare centers, rehabilitation centers, transition homes and senior facilities.

Waste NOT's Mission

Our mission is to help alleviate local hunger by rescuing excess perishable food and efficiently delivering it the same day to partner organizations that provide hope and sustenance to low-income and indigent men, women and children.

Waste NOT's Vision

We envision a community where wasted food is a thing of the past and no request for food goes unanswered.

IMPACT STORY: Shepherd's Warehouse Ministry

Shepherd’s Warehouse Ministry was established on March 5, 1989 in Tempe, Arizona
as a food box ministry – assisting 35 families per year with food for the holidays.

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