T.J. and Dani Watt Volunteer at 412 Food Rescue’s Good Food Project

By November 15, 2022November 7th, 2023Events

“It’s amazing what we can accomplish when we work together,” T.J. Watt

Thank you T.J. and Dani Watt for helping out at the Good Food Project! We are so grateful for your time and generosity. It means the world to have your support as we continue to create nutritious food access for our neighbors in Pittsburgh facing food insecurity. We appreciate your positive energy, work ethnic and interest in learning more about our work. Because of caring people like you, we have grown the meal production out of the Good Food Project from 30 meals a week to 1,000. Thank you for helping to #FeedPeopleNotLandfills

At the Good Food Project, we receive large, bulk donations of surplus food which can be difficult for a small organization to receive and distribute quickly. We stabilize these donations and make sure they get used or distributed immediately.

412 Food Rescue’s Good Food Project is located inside the Food & Energy Hub in Millvale. In this unique, shared space we transform surplus food into healthy, heat-and-eat meals and grocery bags of nutritious food to be distributed to neighbors experiencing food insecurity.

Kitchen Prep – Helmed by Chef Greg Austin in our Zero Waste Kitchen we use the MyPlate model as a guide. Our meals provide nutritious-rich and delicious meals that are prepared and delivered with dignity. Each meal is housed in compostable packing and is made up of recovered, good food which would have otherwise ended up in a landfill.

Grocery Bagging Program – In partnership with the Housing Authority of City of Pittsburgh (HACP), large donations of fresh, frozen, and non-perishable items from donors like Gordon Food Services get distributed to provide nutrition assistance to communities experiencing food insecurity. After repackaging bulk foods into individual servings, over 500 grocery bags are packed and loaded onto our truck each week to be distributed over various HACP locations.


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