HOW MUCH OF THE MONEY GOES TO THE PROGRAM?
Ninety Eight percent of the donations are used by the Program in rescuing, distributing and transporting the produce and all the other programs..
IF YOU EXCEED YOUR $300,000 OPERATING BUDGET, WHAT WILL YOU DO WITH THE EXCESS MONEY?
The additional money should enable us to rescue more produce and feed more children..
HOW SAFE IS THE PRODUCE?
All the produce is the same produce we buy in the grocery stores..
HOW MUCH PRODUCE ARE YOU RESCUING AT THIS TIME?
We have been helping to rescuing an average of 30 million pounds per year over the last five years.
HOW DO YOU DISTRIBUTE THE PRODUCE?
The distribution is made possible with the use of semi tractors and refrigerated trailers. The rest of the produce is picked up by the receiving charities and the public that take the greater percentage of the total.
WHAT IS THE TIME FRAME FOR PICKING UP THE PRODUCE?
Given the short shelf life of the produce, we do our best to distribute these produce within the 24- to 48-hour time frame.
WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT VARIETIES OF THE PRODUCE?
We receive different varieties of tomatoes, squash, cucumbers, peppers, melons, cantaloupes, beans, zucchini, eggplants corns and watermelons.
DO YOU HAVE A PROGRAM TO GET FOOD BANK WORKERS AS MEMBERS?
We encourage everyone to join us in rescuing the produce.
DO YOU FORESEE A CHANGE IN THE AMOUNT OF PRODUCE BEING RESCUED?
With additional resources, we can rescue an additional ten million pounds of produce every year.
HOW DO YOU GET PAID AS THE FOUNDER?
I work as a volunteer.
HOW DO YOU FIND THE TIME?
I try to work as efficiently as possible in managing the different programs.
HOW IS THIS PROGRAM GREEN?
The fact that we are helping to prevent over 30 million pounds of good produce from ending up rotting in a landfill and get them to the hungry, hurting families who desperately need them, is what sustainable solutions in the Green Program is all about.
WHERE DOES THE PRODUCE COME FROM?
The produce comes from Mexico and transported to the different produce sheds in Rio Rico, Arizona. These facilities handle the distribution of the same to the different supermarkets and food warehouses throughout the United States and Canada.
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