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Galloping Grace Youth Ranch’s (GGYR) Food Recovery Program

 

GGYR in a non-profit that focuses on educating children about agriculture and food sustainability.  GGYR’s primary purpose of bringing Pure Joy to children requires that we first meet their most basic need for nutritious meals; otherwise, it doesn’t matter how fun and interactive our agricultural education is. GGYR helps fill the need for a healthy breakfast with protein donations to local food agencies. Community partners, such as Albertsons, supply us with the produce needed to feed our livestock which, in turn, helps us feed hungry children and their families. GGYR’s Food Recovery Programs present solutions to our food waste problem, contributes to sustainable food sources, educates youth, and addresses the growing number of food insecure families.  We work with local community partners, like Albertsons, to use the food they can no longer sell or feed to people and feed it to our livestock at the ranch. Once our livestock reach market size, and are ready to harvest, the protein is processed and packaged in 1 pound portions and donated back to local food agencies to feed hungry families. Our goal is to annually donate 2,000 pounds of healthy protein back to our community. We strive to educate others to think of food discards as a resource, not as a waste product, and to consider the social, economic, and environmental advantages of food recycling. With the increased amount of food collected, in turn, we’re able to increase the number of livestock raised, and food donated back to our local food agencies. Educating others about our innovative, full-circle, process illustrates how we can turn our liabilities into assets and help others in need.