January is usually a slow month for food rescue, BUT

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 pallet-loads of frozen mango smoothie mix, 160 cases of Brussel sprouts, and 8,000 pounds of potatoes refused by stores for various reasons and several hundred pounds of meat that another charity failed to pick up as scheduled.  Waste Not Want Not putting food where it belongs – on plates, not in landfills.

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January is usually a slow month for food rescue, but

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 pallet-loads of frozen mango smoothie mix, 160 cases of Brussel sprouts, and 8,000 pounds of potatoes refused by stores for various reasons and several hundred pounds of meat that another charity failed to pick up as scheduled.  Waste Not Want Not putting food where it belongs – on plates, not in landfills.

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WINNERS OF THE 2016 RAFFLE

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 TV is Melissa Sweat.

The winner of the $500 Visa Gift Card is Jack Eccleston.

Congratulations and thank you to all who participated.

Special thanks to Key Hyundai and to those Waste Not Want Not board members who donated the prizes.

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Gourmet Night – September 13, 2106

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Largest Yard Sale in Clay County set for October 1st

Community Yard Sale

Are you thinking about a yard sale, but don’t want to deal with people tromping around your home, cars parked all over the street and lawns, and upset neighbors? Why not rent a space at Waste Not Want Not’s Community Yard Sale to hold your sale in a high visibility location with easy parking.

Waste Not Want Not is seeking participants for a Community Yard Sale to be held at Town Hall Park in Orange Park on October 1, 2016, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. If you would like to hold your own yard sale as part of a multi-family sale, this is your chance! Waste Not Want Not will be advertising this event to the community and expects a large number of shoppers. Town Hall Park is located at the corner of Kingsley Ave and Rt.17/Park Ave and restrooms will be available at Town Hall. This event is a fundraiser for Waste Not Want Not, at which we will be selling new and used items, food and drinks for shoppers to enjoy while they browse, and bake sale items to take home.

All are welcome to rent a 15’ x 15’ space to sell household goods (no sales of ready-to-eat food or drinks) for a $30 rental fee per space. If requested in advance, electricity can be made available for an additional $5. (Waste Not will provide at no charge a centrally located “Testing Area” where potential purchasers can plug in electronic items to test them before purchasing.)  Vendors may begin setting up no earlier than 7 a.m. and must leave their space free of any items and litter by 3 p.m. (No vehicles in sales area between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m.) Vendors provide any tables, tents, chairs, or extension cords needed. In case of an extremely inclement forecast, Waste Not reserves the right to reschedule the event by notifying you no later than Thursday, September 29, at the email address you provide on the Seller’s Agreement. The rain date is October 8, 2016, same time, same place. There will be no refunds for any reason.

To reserve a space, please print out and complete this Seller’s Agreement . Return the form with your check made out to Waste Not Want Not, PO Box 119, Orange Park, FL 32067.

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Celebrate Clay Volunteer of the Year – Joan Halloran

Congratulations to our volunteer, Joan Halloran, for being honored as the Peggy Bryan Volunteer of the Year at today’s Celebrate Clay breakfast!

Joan Halloran with Peggy Bryan honored as the Volunteer of the Year at Celebrate Clay 2016

Joan Halloran with Peggy Bryan honored as the Volunteer of the Year at Celebrate Clay 2016

Close up of the engraving on the Peggy Bryan Cup

Close up of the engraving on the Peggy Bryan Cup

Crystal and silver: beautiful (but not easy to photograph...).

Crystal and silver: beautiful (but not easy to photograph…).

 Thank you to the Paul & Klare Reinhold Foundation for hosting Celebrate Clay and recognizing the work of so many non-profits and volunteers. Clay County is lucky to have this wonderful, supportive family foundation!
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Good Food, Good Finds, Good Folks

Just a few of the vintage items in EcoRelics' 50,000 sq ft warehouse....

Just a few of the vintage items in EcoRelics’ 50,000 sq ft warehouse….

 

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 music from Cain’t Never Could for your entertainment as you shop, and they will generously donate 10% of all sales on Sunday to us. All donations and tips will also be given to Waste Not Want Not to support our mission of fighting hunger by reducing waste.

If you have never been to this wonderful warehouse, you will be amazed! Check out all the salvaged and new construction materials, the vintage and antique architectural items, and their talented craftsmen who make incredible custom furniture. Well worth a visit! Shop early, shop often on Sunday, March 6, 2016. The benefit is open to the public and is pet friendly.

Should you get hungry while shopping, not to worry: Berry Good Farm’s food truck will be there with a selection of delicious selections made with locally grown ingredients.

Looking forward to a great event! Don’t forget to invite all your friends.

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Order your Holiday Gifts NOW!

Cranberry Splash Wreath

Waste Not Want Not is selling fresh fragrant evergreen gifts for the holidays!  This is a great opportunity to give 3 gifts in 1….

  1.  Your evergreen Holiday Gift will be a thoughtful gift today, and
  2. A tree seeding will be planted in honor of the gift recipient, and
  3. A portion of the proceeds from this gift will help Waste Not Want Not rescue food to feed hungry people in N.E. Florida.

At a price of no more than $39, which INCLUDES shipping by FedEx (within the 48 contiguous states),  this is an amazing present to give.  Visit our Online Store to place your order today.  Deadline for orders is October 29, 2015. If you have questions, please call 904.687.6327.

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Largest Yard Sale in Clay County set for October 3rd

Community Yard SaleAre you thinking about a yard sale, but don’t want to deal with people tromping around your home, cars parked all over the street and lawns, and upset neighbors? Why not rent a space at Waste Not Want Not’s Community Yard Sale to hold your sale in a high visibility location with easy parking.

Waste Not Want Not is seeking participants for a Community Yard Sale to be held at Town Hall Park in Orange Park on October 3, 2015, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. If you would like to hold your own yard sale as part of a multi-family sale, this is your chance! Waste Not Want Not will be advertising this event to the community and expects a large number of shoppers. Town Hall Park is located at the corner of Kingsley Ave and Rt.17/Park Ave and restrooms will be available at Town Hall. This event is a fundraiser for Waste Not Want Not, at which we will be selling new and used items, food and drinks for shoppers to enjoy while they browse, and bake sale items to take home.

All are welcome to rent a 15’ x 15’ space to sell household goods (no sales of food or drinks) for a $25 rental fee per space. If requested in advance, electricity can be made available for an additional $5. (Waste Not will provide at no charge a centrally located “Testing Area” where potential purchasers can plug in electronic items to test them before purchasing.) Vendors may begin setting up no earlier than 7 a.m. and must leave their space free of any items and litter by 3 p.m. (No vehicles in sales area between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m.) Vendors provide any tables, tents, chairs, or extension cords needed. In case of an extremely inclement forecast, Waste Not reserves the right to reschedule the event by notifying you no later than Thursday, October 1, at the email address you provide on the Sellers Agreement . The rain date is October 10, 2015, same time, same place. There will be no refunds for any reason.

To reserve a space, please print out and complete this Sellers Agreement . Return the form with your check made out to Waste Not Want Not, PO Box 119, Orange Park, FL 32067.

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2014 COMMUNITY YARD SALE SET FOR OCTOBER 4th

Community Yard SaleAre you thinking about a yard sale, but don’t want to deal with people tromping around your home, cars parked all over the street and lawns, and upset neighbors? Why not rent a space at Waste Not Want Not’s Community Yard Sale to hold your sale in a high visibility location with easy parking.

Waste Not Want Not is seeking participants for a Community Yard Sale to be held at Town Hall Park in Orange Park on October 4, 2014, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. If you would like to hold your own yard sale as part of a multi-family sale, this is your chance! Waste Not Want Not will be advertising this event to the community and expects a large number of shoppers. Town Hall Park is located at the corner of Kingsley Ave and Rt.17/Park Ave and restrooms will be available at Town Hall. This event is a fundraiser for Waste Not Want Not, at which we will be selling new and used items, food and drinks for shoppers to enjoy while they browse, and bake sale items to take home.

All are welcome to rent a 15’ x 15’ space to sell household goods (no sales of food or drinks) for a $25 rental fee per space. If requested in advance, electricity can be made available for an additional $5. (Waste Not will provide at no charge a centrally located “Testing Area” where potential purchasers can plug in electronic items to test them before purchasing.) Vendors may begin setting up no earlier than 7 a.m. and must leave their space free of any items and litter by 3 p.m. (No vehicles in sales area between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m.) Vendors provide any tables, tents, chairs, or extension cords needed. In case of an extremely inclement forecast, Waste Not reserves the right to reschedule the event by notifying you no later than Thursday, October 2, at the email address you provide on the Sellers Agreement . The rain date is October 11, 2014, same time, same place. There will be no refunds for any reason.

To reserve a space, please print out and complete this Sellers Agreement . Return the form with your check made out to Waste Not Want Not, PO Box 119, Orange Park, FL 32067.

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