CULTIVATE FOOD RESCUE
TRANSFORMING LEFTOVER EVENT FOOD INTO A LIFELINE
In an inspiring display of community partnership, the Holiday Inn Mishawaka/St. Joseph Conference Center has joined forces with Cultivate Food Rescue, making a substantial impact on local hunger relief efforts. Their collaboration revolves around a heartwarming initiative that ensures no food goes to waste and, more importantly, no one in the community goes to bed hungry.
A fundamental challenge in the hospitality industry is what to do with the surplus food from events, often still perfectly edible but unsuitable for service after an event has concluded. The Holiday Inn Mishawaka/St. Joseph Conference Center has found a remarkable solution to this issue. Instead of letting excess food go to waste, they’ve teamed up with Cultivate Food Rescue to put it to excellent use.
The process is elegantly simple yet profoundly impactful. Anytime the hotel has leftover food from events that hasn’t been served, they promptly reach out to Cultivate Food Rescue. This dedicated organization, with its mission of alleviating food insecurity, responds swiftly. They collect the surplus food and transform it into TV Dinners, ready to be distributed to those in need.
According to the latest update from Cultivate Food Rescue, the first donation made by the Holiday Inn has already gone a long way in serving the local community. The food rescued from the hotel’s events has been utilized to provide nourishing meals to an impressive 50 people. This remarkable achievement highlights the potential for substantial change that can be achieved when local businesses and nonprofits collaborate for a common cause.
Such initiatives have a profound impact, not only by addressing immediate food insecurity but also by reducing food waste, which is a critical concern for both the environment and ethical resource distribution. Food waste represents a significant global problem and efforts like the one undertaken by the Holiday Inn Mishawaka/St. Joseph Conference Center and Cultivate Food Rescue are a beacon of hope, showing that small, concerted actions can make a world of difference.
This partnership is a testament to the importance of local businesses actively engaging with their communities and aligning their practices with sustainable and humanitarian goals. The Holiday Inn Mishawaka/St. Joseph Conference Center’s commitment to making a difference in the lives of those less fortunate is not only admirable but also a shining example for others to follow.
In times when community support and social responsibility are paramount, this collaboration serves as a beacon of hope, proving that by working together, we can create a better, more sustainable, and caring world. It’s a reminder that every effort counts and that even the simplest of actions can bring about significant change in the lives of those who need it most.
Want to join us in giving back? You don’t have to host an event to make an impact. To learn more about Cultivate Food Rescue and support their mission, please click the “DONATE” button below.