Cultivate "rescues" prepared foods, cooked and not put in service from restaurants, catered events, and many more food service organizations. The food is repurposed into frozen meals which are distributed through a frozen meal backpack program, keeping children nourished across weekends, where they struggle to find food. Cultivate also receives "donations" of foods which are redistributed to over 120 pantries in northern Indiana, via Cultivate's pantry distribution program. Cultivate's mission is to provide fresh produce, fruits, proteins and dairy products, to pantries who struggle to procure healthy food options.
This listing was last updated Jun 6, 2023
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We operate 7 days weekly, operate 26' refrigerated box trucks and can arrange logistics when needed.
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