Since 2015, we have rescued more than 135,000 pounds of food, redirecting nutritious food destined for landfills onto the dinner tables of those who need it most. 


Our Mission

Stone Soup CLE reclaims excess food and redistributes it to those in need, keeping nutritious meals on dinner tables and out of our community's landfills. We strive to create meaningful and sustainable solutions to hunger and food waste through education and partnerships.

The Need

Food pantries, soup kitchens and other community-based organizations address the hunger issue by serving a variety of meals, providing nutrition, support, dignity, and a sense of community. These organizations, as well as their dedicated staff and volunteers, need help.

Caterers, vendors, restaurants and other organizations want to donate excess product but don’t have the time, space, transportation or manpower. Produce companies, grocery stores and small farms may want to donate produce that’s ugly or imperfect (and therefore, unsellable) but face the same challenges.

Enter Stone Soup CLE 

We provide a food recovery and delivery service connecting those with excess and those in need. We limit waste by delivering the right food to the right place at the right time. 

What We've Achieved

  • Rescued over 135,000 pounds of nutritious food, mostly fresh produce from 30+ donors.

  • We have delivered food to more than 20 non-profit organizations who are dedicated to serving the food insecure.

  • Offered 100+ hours of educational lectures, classes and interviews about food waste and nutrition.