What is Wild Rose Community Connections Food Rescue program and how does it work?
Every week, volunteers and staff rescue food from local grocery stores and businesses that would otherwise be thrown out due to damage, excess or imminent best before dates. Food is then distributed in packages based on the number of people in the household and any dietary restrictions/preferences. If transportation or leaving your home is an issue, delivery can be arranged. Once signed up, you will receive a call the day before and given a specific pick-up time.
High River Food Rescue operates out of the Commons (55 8th Ave. SE) in High River. Since its inception in October 2018, HRFR has successfully rescued over 180,000 pounds of food destined for the landfill, which has provided food to thousands of people. High River Food Rescue takes food to Longview, Milo, Lomond, Vulcan and Arrowwood once per month. These mobile Markets have been made possible through a grant from Agri-Canada and Alberta Community Initiatives. We have purchased a van equipped with power coolers for safe transport of food.
Claresholm Food Rescue’s address is 4209 3rd Street E in Claresholm. CFR opened its doors in May 2020 and has rescued and distributed over 76,000 lbs of food. Claresholm Food Rescue distributions occur Monday, Wednesday and Fridays.
Who can use the food rescue?
Anyone can use the food rescue. However, it is intended to support those that are having difficult time making ends meet and fill the gap. In order to receive food for High River, Longview, Milo, Lomond, Vulcan and Arrowwood, you can either call/text 403-336-2893 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Claresholm and area, call/text 403-437-4984 or email email@example.com
You only need to sign up for the program once. They work our way through the list on a rotational basis and give you a call.