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Volunteer as a FOOD RESCUER with Rescuing Leftover Cuisine Dallas

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ORGANIZATION: Rescuing Leftover Cuisine Dallas

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 133 people are interested
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Rescuing Leftover Cuisine (RLC) Dallas is a 501(c)3 nonprofit food rescue organization that links available food to those who need it at no cost to the recipient.

An average Rescue Event is in the greater Dallas area and takes about 40 minutes to pick up surplus food or meals prepared specifically for donation from businesses and deliver them to designated recipients. Food Donors include restaurants, hotels, schools, caterers, businesses who host catered events, and others. Recipients include shelters, soup kitchens and other human service agencies who freely give food to those in need, and eligible households in partnership with local schools and organizations.

Proof of volunteering available upon request

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About Rescuing Leftover Cuisine Dallas

Location:

1902 Main St, Dallas, TX 75201, US

Mission Statement

To become the world’s most widely used solution for companies and individuals to eliminate food waste in their communities.

Description

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.

CAUSE AREAS

Homeless & Housing
Hunger
Immigrants & Refugees
Homeless & Housing, Hunger, Immigrants & Refugees

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

539 West Commerce StreetDallas, TX 75208

(32.7733,-96.83334)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • No minimum time commitment is required
  • In order to qualify as a Lead Rescuer, all volunteers must view a short video and pass a quiz.

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