Our Mission

Waste Not Want Not, a volunteer-based group, exists to prevent the discarding of items that can be used to fight hunger and poverty in our community. We do this by rescuing food daily from numerous sources for distribution to local charitable organizations, and through other cost-effective, volunteer-driven initiatives.

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Watch our videos to learn more about how Waste Not Want rescues food for those in need.



We currently make 130 scheduled rescues every week, using our truck to make large rescues and serve over 78 groups weekly. Our volunteers now use our boxtruck instead of their pickup trucks to make large rescues.

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Pounds Rescued

Pounds of food distributed in 2017 (thru March 23)

0,473,192


Pounds of food distributed in 2016

1,965,369

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  • January is usually a slow month for food rescue, BUT February 2, 2017
    not this year!  Based on our preliminary numbers for the month, our hard-working volunteers have rescued close to 161,ooo pounds of food so far this year.  In addition to the usual baked items and restaurant foods, we also rescued two … Continue reading → […]
  • January is usually a slow month for food rescue, but February 2, 2017
    not this year!  Based on our preliminary numbers for the month, our hard-working volunteers have rescued close to 161,ooo pounds of food so far this year.  In addition to the usual baked items and restaurant foods, we also rescued two … Continue reading → […]
  • WINNERS OF THE 2016 RAFFLE November 7, 2016
    The big winners of our raffle are the needy of North Florida whom we will be able to continue to serve. The winner of the 2016 Accent from Key Hyundai is Cheryl Poole. The winner of the 60″ HD flatscreen … Continue reading → […]