Waste to Taste is a food rescue and free food box program through Burrito Brigade. We work in collaboration with local grocery stores, bakeries, restaurants, and farms to rescue food and redistribute it to the community.
Proof of income or hardship is not required to shop here.
WASTE TO TASTE FAQ
VISITING AND SHOPPING INFORMATION
NEW LOCATION AS OF 9/26/22: 1775 W 6th Avenue Eugene, OR 97402.
Enter through the front door, which faces 6th Avenue.
Shopping is by appointment only during the following days and times:
- Monday–Thursday: 4:00–6:00pm
- Friday: 3:00–5:00pm
Summer 2023 update
We are now offering walk-ins on Fridays ONLY, from 5:15-5:45pm. This addition to the schedule will be available through August 31, 2023 unless otherwise noted.
Shoppers are encouraged to bring clean, reusable grocery bags or totes. Paper grocery bags are available in the entryway.
When you enter the building through the front door facing 6th Avenue, the Waste to Taste shopping center is through the first door on your left. Check in at the front desk, which is staffed by one of our friendly volunteers. Make your way through the rows of food, selecting items that suit you and your family’s needs.
Please note: Some food items are limited to a certain number per household per week, due to limited availability – please read the posted signs above each section for guidance.
We share a parking lot with The Houndstooth Public House. Please come as close to your appointment time as possible, preferably within 10 minutes of your appointment. Coming too early or too late impacts fellow shoppers.
There is some parking in the lot, as well as some limited street parking off of 6th Ave, on Grant Street.
Our parking lot and building are at street level. There are some parking spots directly adjacent to the building, on the side facing The Houndstooth Public House. Waste to Taste does not currently have a designated handicap parking space, though there is one in front of The Houndstooth.
If you have mobility/transportation/accessibility concerns, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about our free box delivery program, or read below in the “deliveries and urgent requests” section.
SCHEDULING AND DELIVERY INFORMATION
The weekly schedule is posted every Sunday evening at 6:00 pm on this webpage for the upcoming week.
Currently, we are not able to offer recurring appointments, so check back each week to schedule as needed.
Please note: To serve as many community members as possible, appointments are limited to one appointment per household per week.
Please use the Calendly calendar at the bottom of this page to book an in-person shopping appointment, or request a delivery here.
Note: When the schedule fills up for the current week, Calendly will read ‘No times for current month.'
We understand, life happens! Please email us ASAP to reschedule or cancel your appointment so that we can open the appointment time for another shopper. (Any time before your appointment works.)
Thank you for helping us help others!
Need a food box delivered to your home, and/or need food urgently?
Waste to Taste provides a limited number of deliveries each week.
What qualifies for a delivery? It’s hard to say. Everyone has different needs. Here are some general guidelines that can help you decide.
If one or more of these apply, you can request a delivery:
- You have not received a food box from Waste to Taste within the last 7 (seven) days.
- You have not had access to food in 24 hours or more.
- You do not have transportation to Waste to Taste.
- You are disabled or otherwise unable to travel to Waste to Taste.
- You are pregnant or nursing.
- You are the parent or guardian of young children, or children who do not have access to school lunch programs, etc.
- You are elderly or caring for elderly persons.
- You have a medical condition which requires you to eat regularly to maintain blood sugar, take life-saving medication with food, etc.
We cannot guarantee that we will be able to make a delivery to your home. Our delivery radius is up to 5 miles from downtown Eugene. Exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis. Delivery routes and schedules are based on several factors and are subject to change at any time.
If you are able to pick up a box that has been pre-made, please notate that in the delivery request form.
TO REQUEST A DELIVERY, PLEASE FILL OUT THIS FORM.
Waste to Taste generally operates by appointment only. Please make an appointment through the Calendly App, join the waitlist if the Calendly schedule is full, or request a delivery (if applicable to your household).
Summer/Fall 2023 Update:
We are now offering walk-ins on Fridays ONLY, from 5:15-5:45pm. This addition to the schedule will be available through SEPTEMBER 30, 2023, unless otherwise noted.
There are other resources around the community that may be able to help you in the meantime if you did not receive a box from us this week. Check out Burrito Brigade’s neighborhood-based Little Free Pantry program.
Be sure to also check out these additional resources around the community, which are not affiliated with our nonprofit:
Waste to Taste Holiday Schedule 2023
- Labor Day – OPEN
- Thanksgiving 2023 – Closed
- Christmas Day 2023 – Closed
- New Year’s Day 2024 – OPEN
As of May 2023, masks are now optional! However, we do ask that you please keep the health and safety of other shoppers, our volunteers, and our staff in mind. A lot of folks we work with are at higher risk of illness and complications. So, we ask you to please stay home if you’re feeling under the weather, and consider wearing a mask while you’re here if you’re still experiencing symptoms.
Thank you for being thoughtful and considerate of our wonderful community!
If you have questions about our program or need help scheduling an appointment, please email us at email@example.com.