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Rescuing Leftover Cuisine

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.

Rescuing Leftover Cuisine Massachusetts (RLCMA) is a non profit organization that connects available food to those who need it. Our online calendar posts available "Food Rescue Events" for volunteers to sign up to pick up food from businesses and deliver to organizations and households experiencing food insecurity in the Cambridge, Greater Boston and MetroWest areas, at no cost to the recipient.

RLCMA volunteer "Rescuers" have transported over 400,000 pounds of excess food and meals prepared specifically for donation since 2017. This includes over 130,000 pounds of food since the start of the pandemic and 22,000 prepared meals directly to homes in need of free and healthy meal deliveries.

The upcoming months will remain critically challenging for those experiencing homelessness and food insecurity. RLCMA needs more Food Rescue Heroes . Volunteering for one hour provides an average of 30 meals. Go solo or as a team, regularly or sporadically, in any size vehicle. ALL AGES WELCOME! Eligibility and safety guidelines have been put in place for a contact-free experience for everyone's safety.

RLCMA can reimburse you for tolls or a cab/Uber/Lyft used during food transport if you don’t have a vehicle in the city of Boston; and a limited number of Paid Rescuer Positions are available.

Learn more about RLCMA: www.rescuingleftovercuisine.org/MA

Sign up to volunteer: www.rescuingleftovercuisine.org/volunteer

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About Rescuing Leftover Cuisine


Operating throughout all of MA, including, Cambridge, Somerville, Dorchester, JP, Roxbury,, Boston, MA 02114, US

Mission Statement

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.

Homeless & Housing
Immigrants & Refugees


We'll work with your schedule.


Hyde ParkHyde Park, MA 02136


  • Food Delivery / Distribution
  • Delivery
  • Transportation
  • Organization
  • People Skills


  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Driver's License Needed
  • 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.

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