Edible Extras was incorporated December 18, 2010, and is the brainchild of Michelle Musselman, a dynamic woman with a servant’s heart. We are a registered 501c3 non-profit organization developed in order to glean from grocery stores, restaurants and distributors any usable food items. Our mission is to provide food to the needy by operating as the link between donor agencies and non-profit feeding programs. We do not distribute to individuals but rely on our recipient organizations to fill that need.
We started with a small pickup truck with a refrigerated slide-in unit that we named “Edy”. Through the generosity of many people, in December 2013, we purchased “Eddie”, a brand new Isuzu 14 foot refrigerated box truck with a lift gate.
Monday through Friday our refrigerated trucks pick up food from grocery stores and restaurants. Everything is sorted, marked and distributed each day. We operate with an entirely volunteer workforce and no one is ever charged for any food they receive. We currently assist over 20 different organizations with food for their feeding programs and have currently gleaned and distributed over 2 million pounds of food that would have been wasted.
There is considerable need in our community, and we see great potential in our ability to help those struggling to make ends meet. Not bad for a small, faithful group of dedicated volunteers with hearts for serving!
All this could not be done without the continued cash support from private donors.