Kimberley’s Food Recovery Depot is seeing great numbers to start the new year.
In the first week of 2019, the Healthy Kimberley program has already recovered 615 pounds of perishable foods.
Mueller says volunteers even saw success with the program over the holidays, distributing more food to people in need.
“We had a couple of really great volunteers do a pick-up over the holidays to get a bunch of turkeys and a fridge full of yogurt,” Mueller says. “So that was a wonderful start as well.”
Coordinator Kandice Mueller says they’ve made some tweaks to the program, following the first four weeks of operations for the recovery depot.
“Basically, we were picking up Monday, Tuesday and Thursday previously and we’ve transitioned to Monday, Wednesday and Friday just to hopefully have some consistency with the quantity,” Mueller says.
A total of 2460 pounds of food was recovered in 2018, with 1120 pounds of that was distributed to food banks.
An additional 550 pounds was given to school meal and cooking programs.
Mueller says they plan to host an open house for the facility in the coming weeks.
– Healthy Kimberley Food Recovery Depot Coordinator Kandice Mueller
(Pictured: Food recovered over the holidays by the Healthy Kimberley Food Recovery Depot.)