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, nonprofits, and other organizations that share our core values, our work is to close the gap in food insecurity in Longmont and surrounding areas, 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.
A Just and Equitable Food System for All
Longmont Food Rescue is committed to co-creating an accessible food system, founded on respect and dignity for all. We welcome everyone and value the diverse and unique perspectives they bring. This how we do it:
We empower community members to advocate for a more sustainable and equitable food system through educational outreach, and lift up the voices of those we serve.
We invite in feedback and new ideas in our ongoing community building activities as we grow our network of active volunteers and provide food resources to any who seek them.
We connect and collaborate with other organizations who share our values, while challenging power structures that limit the free sharing of vital resources.
Join us in our mission to redistribute nutritious food and close the gap in food insecurity in the greater Longmont community.
LFR strives to create an inclusive community in which anyone feels welcome to contribute to our efforts, and we attempt to match each volunteer with an activity suited to their capabilities. In adding new volunteers, board members, and staff, we do not discriminate based on sex, gender, age, race, ethnicity, religion, veteran status, language, disability, or any other trait or belief.
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.