Through the Food Rescue Program, the Durango Food Bank picks up contributions from local retail sites 6 days per week (Monday through Saturday). This program brings in close to ½ million pounds of food per year that would otherwise end up in landfills. Donations from corporate donors like Wal-Mart, City Markets (King Soopers), Albertsons, Durango Natural Foods, and Nature’s Oasis include fresh meat, dairy, bakery items, produce, and non-perishable canned goods. This food may otherwise be thrown away, but through the rescue program at the Durango Food Bank it is distributed to local residents struggling with food insecurity.
Food donated through our Food Rescue Program is gleaned to sort out food not considered adequate for human consumption. Our operation is set up to ensure no food goes into the landfill. We have regular animal farmers who pickup unusable items to be used for feeding their livestock. As a last resort, all other unused items go into our garden compost or to local livestock feed.
If you are interested in receiving more information on picking up our unusable items for your livestock feed, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.