Did you know 40% of food in the US is wasted and uneaten? That is on average 400 pounds of food per person every year. Let's help stop this irresponsible and expensive problem by donating excess, uneaten food to the thousands of hungry and homeless across our country. If you are a company or individual, we can help you find a local organization that can assist you in this donation.
Below are organizations which are helping stop food waste and delivering food to the hungry.
Lovin’ Spoonfuls is a nonprofit food rescue organization based in Boston dedicated to facilitating the rescue and distribution of healthy, fresh food that would otherwise be discarded. We pick up wholesome, perishable food from grocery stores, produce wholesalers, farms and farmers markets, and distribute it to 150 community nonprofits that feed hungry people across Greater Boston and MetroWest.
Lovin’ Spoonfuls connects abundance and excess food with the food insecure men, women, children and families who need it most. Our timely rescue of food that has been deemed no longer salable — slightly bruised produce, dairy nearing its sell-by date, or perfectly good food products that are determined to be excess — provides meals to more than 35,000 individuals each week.
Rescuing Leftover Cuisine is a national 501(c)3 non-profit food rescue organization, operating in 16 cities and headquartered in New York City, that provides solutions to prevent excess wholesome cuisine from being wasted. RLC provides services such as food waste consulting, excess food delivery, co-branding services, and tax credit assistance.
RLC approaches the two large issues of hunger and food waste in three main ways.
GOOD FOOD to GOOD PEOPLE: Eliminate hunger & promote health in our community by rescuing surplus food & redirecting it to organizations that serve households in need. Philly Food Rescue creates a safety net in the region with access to food where people live, work, and gather. Food rescue heroes take powerful part in the solution and rescuing surplus and distributing the food directly to organizations that serve communities in need. Our primary donors are grocery stores, retailers, restaurants, caterers, and universities; our primary recipients are non-profits serving households in need, faith-based institutions, housing authority, workforce programs, schools, soup kitchens, senior centers and healthcare. We are eager to expand this network to cover a host of other non-traditional drop off points in Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey region.
Transportation is handled by our extensive volunteer network who use their cars, bikes and legs to move food from donors to beneficiary organizations. Using our FoodRescueX technology platform, we match food donations to the appropriate nonprofits, coordinate a last-mile transportation network of volunteers, train volunteers on food safety and track data measuring impact on hunger and the environment.
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