Metro Women's Club
The Metro Women’s Club presented a check for $11,375.00 to Saving Grace Perishable Food at their Luncheon on May 14th at Oak Hills Country Club. Saving Grace connects excess perishable food from local food purveyors with nonprofits that feed the hungry in the Omaha area, while raising awareness and educating the community on food waste and hunger. The Metro Women’s Club’s mission is to engage in social activities to build female friendships and to conduct fundraising activities in Omaha for local charities.
Shown in picture from left to right: Sharon Hardage (MWC), LouAnn Norton Co-President MWC), Beth Ostdiek Smith (CEO & Founder Saving Grace), Rosemary Bliss Co-President MWC) and Jerry Cone (MWC).
Saving Grace Perishable Food Rescue
4611 South 96th Street #112
Vision: Feed the hungry by rescuing the heartland’s bounty that would otherwise go to waste.
Mission: Connect perishable food from local food purveyors to local nonprofits that feed our hungry, while raising awareness and education the community on food waste and hunger.
Saving Grace is a perishable food rescue and delivery - nonprofit agency, that picks up food donations in refrigerated trucks from local restaurants, caterers, cafeterias, delis, grocers and food purveyors.
The food they receive is not warehoused, but delivered the same day, free of charge, matching the food donations to the needs of local non-profit agencies that serve our hungry neighbors. Food rescue , also called food recovery, is the practice of retrieving perishable food that would otherwise go to waste and distributing it to those in need, the food is perfectly edible but not saleable.
This organization furnishes food for Open Door Mission, YES, Grief Journey, and other programs administering help in Omaha.
Saving Grace would use our donation towards the purchase of another refrigerated truck.