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 homeless service agency to help feed individuals who can benefit from a good meal!!
Who We Need
RLC is seeking a reliable, compassionate leader to pick up food donations and deliver them in their personal vehicle to a human service agency, where the donations will then be distributed to the homeless and food insecure community. Many of our food pickups and deliveries can be done on foot but we are bringing on larger donation sizes that require a vehicle for transportation. There are food pickup opportunities each week and you can take a look at all available opportunities here: https://www.rescuingleftovercuisine.org/calendar.
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.
219 Eagle StreetNew York, NY11222
April 5, 2021
Food Delivery / Distribution
Must be at least 18
Orientation or Training
1+ hour per week.
Must be 18 years or older. Be able to lift and carry 20+ pounds.