Feeding It Forward is the only “food runner” non-profit in Napa Valley, and is actively engaged throughout the year in excess food recovery and distribution in the community. We support over 25 local non-profits and organizations (NPOs) that directly distribute food to those facing food insecurity.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Feeding It Forward has experienced a surge in demand for its services, and could greatly use your financial support at this time.
In the last two months, we have recovered and distributed 500% more food (over 8,000 pounds) than in the same period a year ago. This increase in recovery is attributable not only to donated inventory from the restaurant industry, but also to the generous contributions from the community. As local NPOs received, and continue to receive so many excess food donations, Feeding It Forward has been regularly recovering and re-distributing the surplus to other NPOs in need.
As can happen in a time of crisis however, Feeding It Forward’s single, donated commercial refrigerator broke down beyond repair at a time when it was critically needed to temporarily store recovered perishable food safely. We are requesting donations to purchase a replacement commercial refrigerator and freezer, which would not only help during the current emergency, but will continue to have great utility beyond it. Our immediate goal is to raise $8,000 to purchase a commercial refrigerator and freezer.
Our dream goal is to raise $88,000 to purchase a refrigerated van. Feeding It Forward currently operates using volunteers’ personal vehicles, which oftentimes are too small to accommodate the large donations of food we recover. This limits our ability to easily take on larger-scale surplus recoveries, and results in sub-optimal, multiple pickup and delivery trips. A refrigerated van is an asset that would greatly extend Feeding It Forward’s reach, capacity, and ability to optimize its food collection, transport, and distribution. Any surplus monies from this campaign will be applied toward the purchase of the refrigerated van.
All donors will receive a letter of gratitude and tax donation receipt.
Thank you for your generosity- it allows us to continue to support those in need, both now and into the future.