Americans throw away more than 25 percent of the food we prepare, about 96 billion pounds of food waste each year according to the US Department of Agriculture's Estimating and Addressing America's Food Losses.
By redirecting unspoiled food from landfill to our neighbors in need, restaurants can support their local communities and reduce environmental impact. Non-perishable and unspoiled perishable food can be donated. Donated food can also include leftovers from events and surplus food inventory. The donating process is based on donors receiving economic benefit through tax savings in addition to involvement with community and corporate goodwill.
The quality, wholesome prepared food donated from restaurants is a welcomed addition in the total effort to eliminate hunger in our community – The food is deeply appreciated by our Meals Program which committed to serving those who experience hunger. Our Donors understand that, when prepared food is involved, a small amount at a time can rapidly build up to make a big difference.
We realize that operating a quality food service program takes time and commitment, so we make the food donation Program our full-time job so it does not have to be your full-time job. As a result of our coordination, the donation process requires minimal effort by operations personnel, and restaurant team members embrace the program. Our support team is ready to handle all coordination and administration for your food donation. This includes providing the ongoing follow-up and monitoring necessary for successful implementation and growth. Not only has the program benefited the donor financially, but also it has benefited our communities and most importantly provided those in need with good food that otherwise would have been wasted. The SEF donation process furnishes detailed information that enables donors to maximize their tax savings.
If you would like to learn more about how to get involved, please contact us.
Ensuring each child has access to the basic tools needed to achieve academic success.
School Ready Program assists low income families with children enrolled in K-12 Grade with the essential school supplies and with financial assistance for educational related expenses. Our mission is to ensure that every child is prepared to learn and succeed by providing free school supplies locally to students most in need.
S.E.F is a Christian Based Non-Profit Organization established in The Antelope Valley with a simple mission in mind, to help those who need it most, in our community. Our mission is to improve the quality of life of low-income and disadvantaged individuals and families by advocating for their needs and rights; providing services; educating the community; building a community of support; participating in coalitions with other advocates, nonprofits, Local Business Owners and searching for new resources and partnerships to better our community.
those in need
We are in need of a cargo van (new or used) that will be used for transport of donations and meal outreach. If you can help, please contact us at (661) 750 7733 or email@example.com.
Work hands on with members of your community and make a difference
"Gather the pieces that are left over. Let nothing be wasted." John 6:12 (NIV)
The issues that our community face are not seasonal, which is why we need your help! Devote an afternoon and see first-hand the families we help daily.
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Come have a plate at our table.
In the Sophia Elizabeth Foundation, we've committed ourselves to this -- to provide healthier meals every single day for breakfast, lunch and dinner. An important step in rebuilding one's life is rebuilding yourself and your body, which you can't do without nutritious and healthy meals. The setting is not a common soup kitchen, think of it as a Family Potluck - for individuals in need.
You can make a difference in the hearts of many!