MONTGOMERY COUNTY, TX – Hold US Fed Montgomery County (KUSF) has rescued and redistributed its 5 millionth pound of surplus meals, for gratis, since 2015. That is equal to roughly 4.16 million meals for food-insecure residents in Montgomery County.
“We’re extremely grateful to over 100 volunteers, 22 meals donor companions, 37 associate recipient organizations, and group partnerships who’re the heartbeat of this group and make such a big impact on the livelihood of our hungry neighbors, all whereas lowering meals waste,” says Govt Director, Tiffany Baumann Nelson. “We face unprecedented occasions with a lot uncertainty. It’s estimated that roughly 40% of meals is thrown away, but 12% of Montgomery County remains to be thought of meals insecure, and 15% are kids. We assist join extra to want by getting surplus donated meals to nonprofit associate organizations all through Montgomery County.”
KUSF began in 2015 to hitch the combat towards starvation. They started making just one meals run per week and have grown to roughly 100 meals runs per week, each single day of the 12 months (besides Christmas), growing the necessity for extra volunteers and increasing the impression on the group.
In 2015, KUSF collected and distributed roughly 20,000 kilos of meals. This 12 months they’re at present distributing 120,000 kilos of meals per 30 days, which is a 6,000% each day improve in kilos of meals rescued since KUSF’s inception.
At the moment, KUSF’s volunteers use their private automobiles, private time, and giving hearts to feed the meals insecure in Montgomery County through KUSF’s associate donors and recipients. KUSF hopes to proceed its momentum by serving the wants of our group, assuaging starvation, and lowering meals waste in Montgomery County. A donation of $1 = 18 meals price of extra meals being collected and delivered. KUSF and our meals donors by no means cost for this meals. Nelson says, “There’s nonetheless work to be accomplished. Starvation is an issue we will resolve collectively.”
KUSF is a non-profit 501(c)(3) that companions with meals donors comparable to grocers, native eating places, accommodations, and the Montgomery County Meals Financial institution. Licensed meals handler volunteers decide up the surplus meals, weigh it, after which pack it for secure supply to their associate recipients, comparable to shelters, group properties, and meals pantries serving food-insecure residents of Montgomery County. To be taught extra about Hold US Fed, or for volunteering data, go to www.keepusfedmoco.org, like them on Fb @KeepUSFedMoCo, and observe them on Instagram @keepusfed_montogmerycounty.