About Umi Feeds
Passionate about People
Umi Feeds is a food rescue non-profit organization dedicated to serving the hungry and homeless healthy and nutritious meals. We rescue food from consumers, farmers, manufacturers, restaurants, grocery retailers, private chefs, events, caterers and food service providers.
We use the food that we rescue to operate weekly mobile dinners. We are passionate about serving people where they are. This means we are often handing out food and supplies at midnight or later. Why? Because we are committed to showing compassion and connecting with people when they need us most.
Through our programs, we give people in need access to food, personal care items, blankets, clothes, socks, hats/gloves, coats, and sanitary products.
The seed for Umi Feeds was planted when Founder and Executive Director, Erica "Umi" Clahar, was a teenager in New York City. She volunteered with her aunt Nadia, who also went by Ummi, to serve the homeless in Manhattan.
Fast forward, some 25 years later where Erica was volunteering at an affair with the City of Atlanta. At the end of the event, she realized the leftover food was going to be thrown away. Not wanting to waste, she asked if she could take the food and give it to the homeless that were sitting in the park nearby. It was at that very moment, Umi Feeds was born!