Grocery Rescue is a Food Lifeline program designed to recover a variety of nutritious foods from over 200 local grocery stores for neighborhood food banks and meal programs.
Each day, the Grocery Rescue program trucks and drivers collect produce, dairy, meat, bakery and dry items from over 25 grocery stores. This product is then distributed to meal programs and food banks across King County.
In 2002 Grocery Rescue expanded the Grocery Rescue by adding a “Partner Program”. This effort links Food Lifeline member agencies across Western Washington specially trained and certified in the best food safety and handling practices to recover wholesome food directly from their local grocery stores. Currently, nearly 200 stores are partnered through the Grocery Rescue program.
Western Washington area grocery retailers including Metropolitan Market, QFC, Albertsons, Fred Meyer, Whole Foods, Wal-Mart, Target, Costco Safeway, and Sam’s Club.
Food is carefully transported in either refrigerated trucks or vehicles that use a passive temperature control device under operational guidelines approved by the Seattle/King County Health Department. Donors are protected from liability under the Federal Good Samaritan law.
Grocery Rescue began in January 2002.
To make a donation to this program, please contact us by email or by calling 206-545-6600 x3636.