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Volunteer needed with a truck to transport boxes of produce for Saturday mornings

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Rescuing Leftover Cuisine Inc

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RLC

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 homeless service agency to help feed individuals who can benefit from a good meal!!

Who We Need

RLC is seeking a reliable, compassionate leader who is willing to rescue fresh produce in the Dyker Heights section of Brooklyn on Saturday mornings at 11 AM to bring it to a homeless service agency 8-10 minutes away (with traffic). We are asking for you to have a truck because the produce can weigh up to 400+ pounds on any given Saturday.

Must be 18 years of age.

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About Rescuing Leftover Cuisine Inc

Location:

25 Broadway, 12th Floor, New York, NY 10004, US

Mission Statement

To become the world’s most widely used solution for companies and individuals to eliminate food waste in their communities.

Description

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.

Environment
Homeless & Housing
Hunger

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Fort Hamilton PkwyBrooklyn, NY 11219

(40.63108,-73.9977)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Every Saturday morning for 1- 1/2 hours
  • Must be 18 years or older. Be able to lift and carry 20+ pounds.

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