Waste Not Want Not volunteers rescue unmarketable, but still wholesome, food from supermarkets, restaurants, and other businesses daily. We have convinced stores and businesses within a 15-mile radius of Orange Park to donate food to us on or before its sell-by date rather than throw it away after that date. Every day, 363 days a year, our volunteers drive their own cars to these businesses, pick up the donated food, and bring it our facility. Currently we make 149 scheduled rescues a week, collecting an average of 4,750 pounds of food a day. In addition to our scheduled food rescue activities, Waste NotWant Not also seeks out special projects that further our mission. For example, in the past five years, Waste Not has rescued more than 200,000 pounds of undeliverable food items, primarily fancy foods and citrus sent as holiday gifts, from the US Postal Services’ bulk mail warehouse. We have distributed thousands of pounds of produce gleaned from farmers’s fields and neighbors’ trees. Our volunteers have even filleted, iced and transported fish donated after fishing tournaments.