Last year Waste Not Want Not distributed the equivalent of 1,429,000 meals through our recipient agencies, saving them over $4 million dollars.
Waste Not Want Not rescues food from all segments of the food industry including grocery stores, restaurants, wholesalers, bakeries, caterers, as well as canned food drives and produce gleaning efforts.
If you have or know of excess food is still wholesome, Waste Not Want Not will attempt to rescue that food and put it in the hands of hungry Floridians. Our Donation Guidelines will help you determine whether food can be safely rescued. If you do have food to donate, please visit our How to Donate page.
There’s no danger in donating food to Waste Not Want Not. The Federal Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donation Act provides uniform national protection to those who act in good faith to donate, recover and distribute excess food. Likewise, Chapter 768.13 of the Florida State Statue specifically provides immunity from civil and criminal liability to food donors and to volunteers acting on behalf of charitable organizations that rescue food.