Food Recovery

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Help us rescue fresh fruits and vegetables that are being thrown out and re-route them to schools and food pantries so they can fill bellies instead of the land fill! We need volunteers every Friday from 730am to 830. Click the SignUp button above to see all available dates!

Here is how it works:

The Locals is partnering with Harps Grocery Store in Conway to recover hundreds of pounds of food every week.

STEP 1. On Fridays at 730am volunteers show up to pick up the food at Harps

STEP 2. Separate things into Edibles and Compost (stuff that is far too gone to eat) 

STEP 3.Weigh it and record the amount via text message... 

STEP 4. Pack it all in your car...

STEP 5. 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 :)

Once you signed up to volunteer you will receive an email confirmation and a reminder the day before.

Here are the complete instructions with all the information necessary to complete the task:

Friday Food Recovery

For more information contact Lacey Starkey [email protected] 

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 [email protected] if you are interested in donating a fridge--you will receive a tax deductible receipt plus a lot of smiles and good karma :)

Partners include: Harps, Compass Academy, COHO, Bethlehem House, Carolyn Lewis Elementary Backpack Program, Florence Mattison Elementary Afterschool Gardening and Cooking Club, Faulkner County Library and Bell Urban Farm.

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commented 2018-07-24 23:47:50 -0500 · Flag
I volunteer with From His Throne Ministriesto the homeless, in Little Rock, and we desperately need food! I would like to see all you do and find out how we can use this produce efficiently! Our facility is very limited for storage! I will sign up to see! Thank you. ♥️