Rescuing Leftover Cuisine, Inc. ("RLC") is a non-profit food rescue organization based in New York City that delivers excess food from food businesses and corporations to local human service agencies such as homeless shelters and soup kitchens to feed the hungry. We have thus far delivered over 4.6 million pounds of food with the lowest cost per delivery in the industry. Our business model is centered around four stages: (1) proactively seek out businesses with leftover food for partnerships, (2) deliver excess, wholesome food directly to local agencies, (3) use our expertise in food rescue to consult each partner different ways to reduce food waste, (4) partners successfully graduate from the RLC food rescue program with reduced food cost and food waste.
RLC is seeking a community and partner outreach team member to strengthen our organization by developing new partnerships with three key groups in Columbus: charitable organizations, food donors, and volunteers. The team member will have the exciting responsibility of overseeing all parts of the partnership development process, and will learn to develop new relationships with restaurants and other food providers in Columbus. They will be solely responsible for their own successes, so we will only consider those who are professional and serious about creating real business relationships. This is an unpaid position.
Recruit new Rescuers
Keep up with current Rescuers via Facebook group (weekly)
Collect feedback on how to improve experience
Collect pictures/videos from Rescuers to share with Media team
Carry out recruiting campaign for Rescuers (quarterly)
Find organizations and businesses for RLC Columbus to partner with
Recruits new Food Donors using specific region criteria (call and/or visit)
Onboard new Food Donors, and confirm drop off with HSA (weekly)
Keeps up relationship with all current Food Donors (quarterly)
Engages new partnerships from social media
Self-starter; ability to initiate and work independently
Persistent, tactful, outgoing, and persuasive
Ability to interact professionally with potential partners in person, via phone, and email
Previous experience canvassing is a plus
Loves variety in their work and is comfortable balancing many competing priorities
Has a history of achievement in an academic and extracurricular environment
Is excited about the opportunity to work in a young, growing, mission-driven nonprofit
* * RLC team members have the chance to work closely with the founders of the branch and have the opportunity to make a true, meaningful impact in their time with the organization. This is a part-time, unpaid position. Team members will be expected to work 5 - 10 hours per week (tentative exact start and end dates). RLC is happy to provide any documentation needed to receive credit for a university/college program.
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Interested applicants should apply by submitting a resume. Candidates for initial phone screenings will be contacted on a rolling basis until the positions are filled. *
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.