Rescuing Leftover Cuisine Massachusetts (RLCMA) is an 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 local businesses and deliver to organizations and households experiencing food insecurity. The upcoming months will remain critically challenging for those experiencing homelessness and food insecurity. RLCMA needs more Food Rescue Heroes. Eligibility and safety guidelines have been put in place to ensure everyone's safety.
Paid Food Rescuers Positions Available: We are seeking dedicated, passionate Food Rescuers who are committed to social, environmental and local action. The purpose of these positions is to minimize safety risks, enhance reliability of services and systemize operations for our home deliveries. The result: we will feed more people on a more consistent basis. RLCMA is happy to provide any documentation needed for students to receive internship credit for their university/college program. Responsibilities:
Paid Rescuer must commit to a minimum of 2 home delivery events per week on a recurring basis for 4 weeks or more (ideally 3-10 events per week for 8 weeks or more if possible).
Skills & Qualifications:
Standard driver's license
Passion for food waste prevention and/or anti-hunger
Strong organizational and oral communication skills
Ability to self-start, prioritize, and work independently without supervision
Reliable, dependable and punctual
Patient, sensitive, flexible and positive attitude
Ideal but not necessary: Ability to speak and understand Spanish and/or Haitian Creole
How to Apply: Please email a brief paragraph about why you’d be interested in being an RLCMA Paid Rescuer directly to Dana@RescuingLeftoverCuisine.org. Please compose an email directly from your email account - do not use the message feature from this site.
$30 for each home delivery Event that is 3-5 stops (averages 2 hours to complete, or 1 hour if combined with another event picking up at same donor)
$15 for each human service agency delivery Event that is 1 stop (average 50 minutes to complete, or as little as 15 minutes if combined with another event)
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.