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In 1987, words like "sustainability," "landfill reduction," and "food rescue" were not part of the national conversation the way they are now. Today, Waste Not is one of the oldest food rescue organizations in the U.S. and we continue to work hard to transform a broken system by connecting tens of thousands of Arizonans with quality food that would otherwise go to waste. In our 35 years, we have diverted more than 100 million meals from landfills to the plates of struggling families and individuals, including 3.5 million meals in 2021 alone.

As we celebrate our 35th anniversary, we're also announcing the appointment of Hillary Bryant as our Executive Director. A graduate from Northern Arizona University with a B.S. in Public Health, Bryant has spent the last 15 years in the nonprofit sector as a fierce advocate for underserved populations. Bryant joined Waste Not in 2020 as Community Engagement Manager.

"I have so much respect for the vision and legacy of Waste Not in terms of feeding people in need of food assistance and its role in making our community more environmentally sustainable. I'm excited to help this organization continue to take a leadership role in both areas."

-Hillary Bryant, Executive Director

Our mission has never been more needed and the support from our donors, partners, and dedicated volunteers continue to propel our mission forward. We are profoundly grateful for each of you and, together, will continue to drive out hunger and food waste in our community for another 35 years.

As we celebrate this milestone we encourage you to donate and celebrate alongside us.

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