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Food Rescue – Keeping Food Out of Landfills


Many of us feel terribly guilty when we have to throw food away, and Americans toss a lot of food annually. The Environmental Protection Agency reported that in 2010 Americans threw away about 33 million tons of food.

But at The Silver City Gospel Mission, we and our food industry partners have been rescuing food in Silver City for more than 25 years. What does that mean, food rescue? Food rescue is defined as, “the practice of safely retrieving edible food that would otherwise go to waste, and distributing it to those in need. The recovered food is edible, but often not saleable. Products that are past their sell by dates or are imperfect in any way are able to be donated by food industry donors.”

The Gospel Mission’s Food Rescue program picks up unprepared foods daily at different locations. Food that is picked up as part of the Food Rescue Program includes items such as bakery items, meat, dairy, produce, canned goods and dry goods.

And volunteers are key to executing a successful food rescue program. Once the food arrives at the Mission, volunteers sort, label, box or repack food items allowing us to more quickly process and distribute food to our clients.

Learn more about our Food Rescue Program and see the top food industry donors participating in our Food Rescue Program.

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“The Lord our God is merciful and forgiving even though we have rebelled against Him"
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Soup Kitchen Open:
Breakfast Mon-Fri at 8:30 am-12:00 pm
Lunch Daily at 12 pm-1 pm
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Menu
Monday-Bean Tostados
Tuesday-Turkey Dinner
Wednesday-Chicken Fajitas
Thursday-Chicken Tacos
Friday-Baked Quiche
Saturday- Abe Surprise
Sunday-Honey Mustard Ham by Barbara Saxton and crew

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Life Skills Classes-8:30-9:00 am
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Thursday: Stinkin' Thinkin' (mindfulness and positive affirmations communication tips)
Friday: Substance Abuse Education

Bible Study-9-10 am
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Wed-Marsha Bowman
Thu-Healing prayer with Faye and Tyler
Jon Rider-Apologetics

Wellness Class @ 10:30am-
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Foot Care Clinic-Tue March 24th
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