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.
Food Rescue US is a national leader in the food rescue movement. Our app is designed to reduce food waste and hunger. Download the app at foodrescue.us to get started reducing food waste in your area while feeding those in need.
Food Rescue US is a non-profit organization connecting surplus food from restaurants and other sources to food-insecure households throughout the U.S.
Food Rescue US is committed to ending American food insecurity by engaging volunteers to transfer fresh, usable, excess food from restaurants, grocers and other sources to hungry families throughout the US.
Our Mission is simple: We share what we have been given to those in need.
Established in 2008, We Share Hope began as a mission of two men giving out bread from the back of the station wagon. With its roots firmly planted in Warren, Rhode Island, this grass roots 501 (c) (3) non-profit charity has strived to help those in need with the help of many generous and philanthropic people and organizations throughout Rhode Island and much of New England. To date, we have four employees, over 75 dedicated volunteers, run a refrigerated truck six days a week, occupy a 10,000 square-foot centrally located warehouse in East Providence, and continue to grow. We are fortunate to be partnered with more than 52 churches and charitable organizations who receive food and non-food items from We Share Hope on an ongoing basis. We Share Hope is sustained through private donations and does not receive Federal funding. Along with our recipient partners, we are thankful for our generous corporate partners and their donations.
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