Fight Hunger and Food Waste in NYC on Friday Afternoons!
- A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
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Who We Are
Rescuing Leftover Cuisine is a 501(c)3 non-profit focused on providing a reliable food rescue service by fostering community connections to reduce food waste and food insecurity.
What We Do
We partner with licensed food vendors (offices, restaurants, etc) who know they will have excess, wholesome cuisine and link their food donations to a human service agency within their local community. We then provide volunteer Food Rescuers to collect that excess food on a weekly (sometimes daily!), recurring basis, and walk it to the human service agency to help feed individuals who could benefit from a good meal!
Who We Need
RLC is currently seeking passionate and committed rescuers to help us transport food from our food donor partners to local homeless shelters, soup kitchens, and other human service agencies in our communities across NYC. Each food rescue event can be done on foot, and each event typically takes less than an hour. That means that less than a mile of walking and an hour of your time can reduce food waste and provide meals to those who need it most!
No Age Limit, but anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a chaperone that is 18+ years old.
We are especially in need of Volunteers on Friday afternoons! If you have a free hour or two between 2-5 PM on Fridays please reach out!
About Rescuing Leftover Cuisine Inc
25 Broadway, 12th Floor, New York, NY 10004, US
To become the world’s most widely used solution for companies and individuals to eliminate food waste in their communities.
Rescuing Leftover Cuisine is a non-profit food rescue organization based 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. First, we localize the issues into sets of communities that can help sustain themselves. After identifying the homeless shelters of a needy community, we proactively find restaurants, hotels, and catering companies with excess food in that vicinity that could help support these disadvantaged communities.
Second, we leverage technology to facilitate the identification and handling of excess food. Thus, these partner food providers will be using a smartphone application to report when excess food is occurring, and the same app is used to engage community members, because volunteering with us can be as easy as taking a brisk walk.
Third, we tackle food waste at its root, aiming to eliminate as much food waste as possible and bringing the remaining excess food to where it is needed most. The data of when food waste occurs is used in our analysis of what types of food waste could be avoided, and RLC suggests ways that partner food providers can reduce waste at its root.
We'll work with your schedule.
25 BroadwayNew York City, NY 10004
- People 55+
- Flexible to fit your schedule, though each event typically lasts an hour. We are especially in need of Volunteers on Friday afternoons!
- Must be capable of walking for at least 1 hour, capable of lifting and carrying 20+ lbs