Retail Recovery Program

One of the more frustrating challenges of fighting hunger is seeing perfectly good food thrown out rather than distributed to neighbors in need. 

Here in Central Virginia, we work closely with our grocery partners and Agency Network to help reduce food waste and fight hunger at the same time. Our Retail Recovery program allows our Distribution Center and Agency Network to collect and distribute the perishable foods that retailers can no longer sell.

Since August 2008, our Retail Recovery program has been gathering perishable food products so that they doesn't end up in the landfill. Through our Direct Store Pickup program, our agencies are able to pick up food donations directly from select partner grocery retailers, saving our agencies valuable time and money. This program also provides our agencies with the opportunity to access a variety of perishable and nonperishable products to distribute to their community.

Today, FeedMore and our network of nearly 300 partner agencies across Central Virginia recover food from local retail partners including Aldi, BJ's, Costco, the Fresh Market, Food Lion, Kroger, Sam’s Club, Target, Trader Joe’s, Walmart, Wegmans and Whole Foods. Our Retail Recovery and Direct Store programs have provided millions of pounds of deli meat, bread and bakery items, produce and other healthy perishble food items to our partner agencies to distribute to their neighbors who struggle with hunger.

Is your agency interested in participating in the Retail Recovery program?
Click here to access our Agency inquiry form. Use this form to let us know if your church, school, or 501c3 is interested in becoming a new Agency, or if you are a current Agency and would like to begin additional FeedMore programs.


  • 1. Peanut Butter
  • 2. Canned Tuna & Chicken
  • 3. Low Sodium Veggies
  • 4. Fruits Packed in Juice
  • 5. Spaghetti Sauce (No Glass)
  • 6. Canned or Dry Beans
  • 7. Hot & Cold Cereal
  • 8. Whole Grain Snacks


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