Food Express

Food Express is our food rescue and reuse program that diverts food that would otherwise be thrown away to people in need.  The three components of the program include Food Rescue, Food Donations and Food Drives.

Food Rescue

Food Rescue is a collaboration with local supermarkets and retail vendors, where Project MANA staff and volunteers collect produce, dairy, bakery and grocery items each weekday. This donated product is then distributed to community members throughout our 3 county service area.  In 2012-2013, 65,960 pounds of food were rescued.

Food Donations

We gladly accept perishable and non-perishable food that is unopened and unexpired.  Click here for details.  In 2012-2013, 5,334 pounds of food were donated by individuals in our community.

Food Drives

Project MANA relies on support from the community to help collect food to support our mission.  Sponsoring a food drive can be easy and fun!  Click here for details.  In 2012-2013, 20,131 pounds of food were collected and donated through food drives.  Our largest donors included Truckee High School, Incline Middle School, Incline Elementary School, Alder Creek Middle School, Glenshire Elementary School, Truckee Elementary School, North Tahoe Hebrew Congregation, The Gang, the Ritz Carlton Lake Tahoe, Incline High School ROTC, and Sierra High School.

For information on Food Express volunteer opportunities, see Volunteer.