Industry experts estimated supermarkets on average discard $2,300 per store worth of out-of-date food every day. Almost all of this food is still consumable but may have a limited shelf life left. In most states, it is not illegal to sell product after the sell by date, but stores don’t do so out of concern that their image of carrying fresh products will be damaged. Most stores, in fact, pull items 2 to 3 days before the sell-by date.
In 2018, 37.2 million people lived in food-insecure households. They constituted 11.5 percent of the U.S. civilian non institutionalized population and included 26.1 million adults and 11.2 million children. Food pantries and emergency kitchens are the main direct providers of emergency food assistance. These agencies are locally based and rely heavily on volunteers and organizations like River of Light in filling the need in the fight against hunger.
Since we are not part of any national organization, we rely on donations from people like you to provide programs and services like ours to the community.
River of Light LTD. is a non-profit organization dedicated to picking-up and delivering donated items to needy individuals and various organizations. The majority of these items consist of various food stuffs, breads and pastry products, together with clothing and household items.