Food Recovery Program

The Locals recently piloted a Food Recovery Program partnering with Harps Grocery Stores in Conway. Fresh fruits and vegetables that are being thrown out are rescued and distributed so they can fill bellies instead of the land fill. In just 4 days we were able to rescue over 450lbs of fresh food, and all we had to do is ask for permission and show up!!

Here is how it works:

On Tuesdays and Fridays at 730am volunteers show up to pick up the food at Harps.

Weigh it...

Pack it in the car...

Smile for a picture...

Drive it to the school or drop off location....and that's it!

Now the school (or pantry) can sort it and distribute it to happy people who can add more fresh fruits and veggies to their diet :)

In order to continue this program we need the help of volunteers! If you are interested in helping out please contact Sarah Lane at

Also, if you have an old fridge laying around, some of the drop off locations could use them to store the food, so please contact Sandra Leyva at if you are interested in donating a fridge--you will receive a tax deductible receipt plus a lot of smiles and good karma :)



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