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 2016

  330,090


Pounds of food distributed in 2015

1,761,709

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  • Celebrate Clay Volunteer of the Year – Joan Halloran April 26, 2016
    Congratulations to our volunteer, Joan Halloran, for being honored as the Peggy Bryan Volunteer of the Year at today’s Celebrate Clay breakfast!  Thank you to the Paul & Klare Reinhold Foundation for hosting Celebrate Clay and recognizing the work of … Continue reading → […]
  • Good Food, Good Finds, Good Folks March 2, 2016
      Join us at Eco Relics, 106 Stockton St. in Jacksonville, on Sunday, March 6, 2016 from 1-4 pm. EcoRelics is hosting an afternoon of fun to benefit Waste Not Want Not. They will be providing free beer and live … Continue reading → […]
  • Order your Holiday Gifts NOW! October 7, 2015
    Waste Not Want Not is selling fresh fragrant evergreen gifts for the holidays!  This is a great opportunity to give 3 gifts in 1….  Your evergreen Holiday Gift will be a thoughtful gift today, and A tree seeding will be planted … Continue reading → […]