Longmont Food Rescue’s mission is to redistribute nutritious food that retailers have deemed food ‘waste’ to feed hungry, homeless, and low-income populations directly.
Our core values are:
- Reduction of hunger
- Being an ally for food justice and equity throughout Longmont and surrounding areas
- Just-in-time collaborative food redistribution
- Reduction of environmental impacts related to food waste
- Being good environmental stewards and advocates
Through partnerships with local and state governments, businesses, charities, and other organizations that share our core values, our work is to close the gap in food insecurity in Longmont and surrounding mountains towns, while simultaneously reducing landfill waste. We envision a food system built on the conscientious collaboration of community members who are committed to a sustainable system of food practices.
Longmont Food Rescue rescues fruits and vegetables from local grocery stores, farms, and farmers markets. In addition to vehicle transportation, we use human power transportation, ie: bicycles. LFR’s just-in-time food rescue services allows us to be more agile than larger food banks, which enables us to deliver to our recipients faster. And because of the reduced turn-around time between donation and delivery, more food can be redirected and consumed within hours of donation that would otherwise be thrown away.
Longmont Food Rescue (LFR) formed at the beginning of 2017 and received 501(c)3 nonprofit status (Federal Tax ID/EIN: 81-4920478) as of Jan 7, 2017.
…Transportation of food ‘waste’ from grocery bins to dinner tables. This Food rescue model has been proven all over the world.