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Celebrate 10 Years of Saving Grace Perishable Food Rescue Delivering Sustenance to People & Protecting the Planet at No-Charge to Nonprofits


Saving Grace Perishable Food Rescue saves people by first saving food then getting that food to the people. They do not warehouse anything, but what they do is rescue fresh food and get it to hungry folks. As Beth Ostdiek Smith explained to Mike Hogan on “Live & Local” Saving Grace operates a fleet of refrigerated vehicles with professionals who pick up qualified, quality food and deliver it same-day, free-of-charge to local nonprofits.

The benefits to those who eat the food are obvious. The surprise benefit is to the environment. Every piece of food consumed stays out of a landfill…Doesn’t release greenhouse gas…Has zero negative impact on our environment. In the past 10 years, Saving Grace has rescued and redistributed approximately 8 million pounds of food, at a value of over $15 million dollars.

Saving Grace Perishable Food Rescue invites you to join them for their 10th Anniversary event. More than a celebration, this unique event is designed to empower people to solve the problems of wasted food and hunger in our community. It’s called “TO THE RESCUE - Celebrating a Decade of Nourishing People and Nurturing the Planet!” Monday, September 25th; the Reception begins at 5:00 p.m. and the Program at starts at 7:00 p.m. at Film Streams' Dundee Theater; 50th and Dodge St.

More information on the event can be found at

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By joining the staff at KIOS as the local "Morning Edition" Host in November of 2017, Mike Hogan’s radio career has come full circle. His first radio job was with St. Louis, Missouri NPR affiliate 88.1 FM KDHX.