• operates as a food rescue vehicle to pick up surplus leftover prepared food from restaurants, caterers and institutions
• has just what we need to repack large hotel pans of food into individual heat and serve meals perfect for individuals and families.
• reaches rural communities in Buncombe and beyond with onboard cold storage to safely transport meals
• provides a complimentary food truck experience offering our neighbors their choice of menu items for free of charge, no questions asked. ALL are welcome!
Food Connection was recently in Washington D.C. to fight food waste and insecurity through advocating for the Food Donation Improvement Act! This bill will clarify and expand protections in the Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donation Act of 1996 and incentivize even more businesses/farmers/institutions to donate, instead of discard, their perfectly good food. This bill currently has 34+ co-sponsors and bi-partisan support. (Pictured with Danielle Nierenberg co-founder of FoodTank!)
Food Connection eases hunger, reduces waste and supports our local food industry by redistributing surplus prepared food and purchasing meals from chefs to serve our neighbors in need. Food Connection is currently operating in North Carolina in Buncombe and Madison Counties.
We are incredibly grateful to ALL of our Food Donor Partners who go the extra mile to pack up their leftovers and call Food Connection. We've started quite the revolution in and around the Asheville area. We're ready to take this show on the road and expand. Please consider going on this journey with us by making a contribution.
Food Connection distributes complimentary heat and serve meals every Saturday at 11am. ALL are welcome. No questions asked. Meals include a meat, vegetable and starch. This distribution has been made possible through grants from The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina, the Swannanoa Valley Christian Ministries Hunger Walk, The WNC Bridge Foundation, The Black Mountain Swannanoa Valley Endowment Fund and an anonymous donor.