2020 has been a year of hardship, not to mention change for everyone. These hardships have been extreme, especially for those we serve together. Because of the incredible generosity of our financial donors and the help of our wonderful partners, food donors, and dedicated volunteers, we have been able to go above and beyond, serving food-insecure children, veterans, and many individuals and families affected by Covid-19. 

Today, we’re looking back at all you’ve done so far this year and our Annual Report demonstrates the scope and impact of your gifts. Our 2020 Annual Report is packed full of stories and testimonials from our partners as well as some incredible information on all we’ve accomplished with your unwavering support.


Here are some highlights:  

  • Over 500,000 pounds of food rescued since January 1 to
    September 30, 2020
  • Over 300,000 meals served to those in need as of September 30, 2020
  • Our incredible food donors, including:
    • Notre Dame-over 100,000 pounds donated
    • Canteen-over 35,000 pounds donated
    • Feed the Hungry- over 35,000 pounds donated

Click here to view the full report

Cultivate Food Rescue has continued to respond to the needs of the community throughout this crisis!

Delivery of Meals to Lincoln Schools

Over the summer, Cultivate Food Rescue continued to provide hundreds of nutritious meals weekly to public school children through a collaborative effort with the local school system, which has been overseeing the distribution process.

Bread of Life Food Pantry Milk Delivery in Plymouth, Indiana

We have partnered with food pantries in St. Joseph, Elkhart, and Marshall counties to redistribute rescued food to those who are most in need during these challenging times.

Our partnership with South Bend Community School Corporation’s CTE (Career & Technical Education) Program is off to a great start with students utilizing our facilities during their culinary arts training program and helping to prepare the meals that will then be delivered to children in their very own school system!
Donate now Cultivate has grown exponentially during 2020 but we need your continued support to impact more people in the three counties we serve. Please consider donating securely online today.
Volunteer Now
We have several groups, such as businesses, church groups, students, and service groups like Kiwanis who sign up to volunteer together! Check out the “Volunteer” page of our website for more details on opportunities to help us feed hungry children in our community.

Thank you again for your generous and continued support of Cultivate Food Rescue. We couldn’t do this without you!
Todd Zeltwanger
Director of Fund Development
e. toddz@cultivatefoodrescue.com
m. (574) 952-8148