Food Rescuers Needed! Volunteer with Rescuing Leftover Cuisine Massachusetts (RLCMA) to transport excess food and meals prepared specifically for donation from businesses to human service agencies, permanent housing residents and students' families who are experiencing food insecurity.
All ages welcome!
Eligibility and safety guidelines have been put in place to ensure everyone's safety.
Volunteer individually or as a team! Invite your family, friends, co-workers, etc. to help you help people!
Sign up for Rescue Events in Cambridge, Somerville, Medford and throughout Middlesex County; and all over the Greater Boston Area.
Rescue Events take place 24/7. All you need is a standard size vehicle, kindness and a smile!
An average event provides 35 healthy meals for people in need and takes about an hour!
TEAMWORK MAKES THE DREAMWORK.
Sign up and join our community of Food Rescuers to eliminate wasted food and achieve Food Justice: www.rescuingleftovercuisine.org/volunteer
Operating throughout all of MA, including, Cambridge, Somerville, Dorchester, JP, Roxbury,, Boston, MA 02114, US
Food insecurity has risen 300% in Massachusetts, yet 40% of food is thrown out. Rescuing Leftover Cuisine bridges the gap between excess food and the people who need it through our network of volunteers and the use of our technology platform.
Volunteer with Rescuing Leftover Cuisine Massachusetts to transport excess food and meals prepared specifically for donation from businesses to human service agencies, permanent housing residents and students' families who are experiencing food insecurity.
Since 2017, RLC volunteers throughout the Bay State have rescued and delivered over 300,000 meals provided by 82 food donor partners to 87 human service agencies at no cost to the recipient.
In response to the pandemic, RLCMA launched new initiatives to meet the critical and urgent needs of our recipient partners. As a result, we have delivered over 100,000 pounds of donated food since March; including over 15,000 prepared meals that have been delivered directly to low-income households.
Each Rescue Event delivering to a human service agency averages 45-60 minutes of time start to finish. Events which involve delivering meals to 3-5 homes typically average 2 hours to complete and they are located in the same neighborhood.