We’ve Hit a Major Food Rescue Milestone!

We reached an incredible milestone at Cultivate, rescuing five million pounds of food and redistributing it to our food-insecure neighbors in Elkhart, Marshall, and St. Joseph Counties in Indiana. “This is just the beginning,” said Jim Conklin, Co-Founder and Executive Director, “Momentum is building for what we’re doing, and once we have our new facility complete, we’ll be able to rescue nearly 20 million pounds of food in a year.” This past August, we broke ground on a cold storage facility adjacent to our current location on Sample Street. The new facility, planned to open in Spring 2024, will allow us to rescue 19 million pounds of perishable food annually, 19 times more than their current facility. 63,000 people living in Elkhart, Marshall and St. Joseph Counties don’t know where their next meal is coming from. With the improved efficiency of our new facility, we will have the capacity to provide nearly two meals per day to every food-insecure child and offer a vital daily meal to 62% of our vulnerable adults and children living in poverty in our three-county region. Several news and media outlets covered this milestone;