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Rescue & Redistribute produce to our communities in Denver

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ORGANIZATION: Denver Food Rescue

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 71 people are interested
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Denver Food Rescue is a health equity organization.
We rescue Food and distribute it to our No Cost Grocery Programs (23 locations) in Denver.

Ride your bike or drive to decrease food waste and increase health equity!

Watch a video on what it is like to do a DFR volunteer shift here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NmHxfFF3OO8

Every day, an alarming amount of edible food is wasted in the U.S (an estimated 30-50%!). At the same time there is a significant population that lack access to fresh fruits and vegetables that are often not available in traditional food bank models. Denver Food Rescue uses the sustainable method of bicycle power to save good produce from farms and grocery stores that would otherwise end up in a landfill. We then redistribute it to organizations that work with food insecure and low-income communities.


We have different shifts available every day of the week from 8am to 3pm.

We have car shifts that can be done within an hour and bike shifts that can be done within 2-3 hours.

We need volunteers to help us redistribute food to our communities especially on Mondays, Wednesdays and the Weekend.

To sign up, click here https://volunteer.denverfoodrescue.org/new-volunteer-form/

More opportunities with Denver Food Rescue

No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.

About Denver Food Rescue

Location:

3840 York St Ste #245, Denver, CO 80205, US

Mission Statement

Every day, an alarming amount of edible food is wasted in the U.S (an estimated 30-50%!). At the same time there is a significant population that lack access to fresh fruits and vegetables that are often not available in traditional food bank models . Additionally there are populations that have difficulty accessing food pantries due to location, stigma, and other barriers. Denver Food Rescue (DFR) uses the sustainable method of bicycle power and an amazing volunteer crew to save good produce from grocery stores, farmers markets, and distributors that would otherwise be thrown away. We then redistribute it to directly to organizations that work with food insecure communities. Better yet, the programs are managed by the communities and residents themselves!

Description

Want to help reduce food waste and increase food security in Denver while riding your bike (or car)? Volunteers are at the heart of our work picking up beautiful, edible whole fruits & veggies that would otherwise be discarded from food vendors across the city and delivering it to neighborhoods that have less access to fresh healthful foods. Our hyper-direct re-distribution model allows us to rescue more produce plus we utilize bike-power to keep our financial and environmental costs down. Plus bikes are more fun! Last year our volunteers saved over 8 tons of CO2 from being emitted into the atmosphere while riding for DFR!

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Environment
Hunger
Community, Environment, Hunger

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

3840 York StreetDenver, CO 80205

(39.77013,-104.95914)
 

SKILLS

  • Food Delivery / Distribution
  • Community Outreach

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Orientation or Training
  • Based on your availability

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