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 human service agency to help feed individuals who could benefit from a good meal!
Who We Need
RLC is currently seeking passionate and committed leaders who are willing to take on the role of Lead Rescuer and lead at least one food rescue event on a weekly, recurring basis! Each event is an hour or less and there are events every day of the week. The average number of volunteers you would be working with is three (although if you'd prefer to perform your food rescues solo you can do so! Lead Rescuers have the ability to adjust the number of volunteers that can sign up for each event that they lead). As a Lead Rescuer, you will use your (R)esourcefulness, (L)eadership, and (C)ommunication skills to ensure that the rescued food arrives at its destination safely while providing a positive and supportive experience for all volunteers assisting you on your event.
If you are able to commit to leading 5+ food rescue events per week you will receive compensation in the form of an unlimited monthly MetroCard in order to reimburse you for your trips around the city! Must be 18 years or older.
To become the world’s most widely used solution for companies and individuals to eliminate food waste in their communities.
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.
Homeless & Housing
We'll work with your schedule.
25 BroadwayNew YorkNew York, NY10004
April 28, 2021
Food Delivery / Distribution
Must be at least 18
Orientation or Training
1+ hour per week
Must be 18 years or older, capable of walking for at least 1 hour, capable of lifting and carrying 20+ lbs