The Beaverton School District Nutrition Services Department organizes weekly food donations from each school kitchen, these donations are delivered to agencies including: Rock Creek Church Pantry, Holly Tree Village Pantry, Saint Matthews Church Food Pantry and Birch Community Services.
The Food Donation program ensures that wholesome edible leftover food goes to people in need instead of landing in the trash. A volunteer coordinator assigns drivers and pickups for school kitchen donations. Donating food is free from liability under the federal Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Act.
If you are interested in volunteering your time to this program and are a registered volunteer for Beaverton School District, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Beaverton School District, Nutrition Services Department participates in the mandatory Metro Policy for back of house food scrap collection in commercial businesses. Currently 53 Beaverton School kitchens capture organic waste which is picked up weekly by haulers and taken to composting facilities.
40% of food produced in the U.S. goes to waste. Food waste is one of the largest greenhouse gas emitters because it releases a gas called methane that is 30 times more potent than carbon dioxide. We are participating in the collective goal to reduce the amount of food that ends up in landfills.
The following is a list of food waste currently being collected:
Fruits and veggies
Grains, (bread, rice, pasta)
Meat (chicken, beef)
Dairy (cheese, yogurt)
The food scraps from participating restaurants, grocery stores, schools and other businesses across the region are converted to compost at facilities near Salem and Corvallis.