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Join The Edible Food Recovery Program!

In August of 2020, the City of Glendale’s Office of Sustainability launched its Edible Food Recovery Program which redirects excess food from grocery stores, bakeries, restaurants, and other food generators to food banks and shelters within the City. This program is primarily occurring to reduce food waste and feed Glendale residents in need of food. To date, this program has donated over 100,000 pounds of food and has helped feed hundreds of Glendale residents who have been negatively impacted by Covid-19.

If you own or manage a grocery store, bakery, restaurant, or any other food business, consider joining Glendale’s Edible Food Recovery Program! New food donors are always welcome and needed to adequately provide food for the 1 in 5 families that go to bed hungry each night within the City of Glendale. The program makes donating easy as a food recovery organization will pick up your business’s excess food from your storefront and deliver it to a food bank or shelter free of charge!

If you would like to learn more or join the program, please contact Katie Ross at


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