Fundraising Team Member - New Orleans Branch
Rescuing Leftover Cuisine, Inc. (RLC) is a non-profit food rescue organization founded 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 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 fundraising team member to assist our New Orleans branch in reaching out to donors and sponsors, help with formulation of donation campaigns, provide assistance in organizing fundraising events, apply for grants, and manage all online fundraising databases and platforms.
Fundraising and grant writing, including engaging with corporate employer foundation to identify any matching or grant opportunities
Communicate mission and story to help RLC New Orleans be financially sustainable
Make efforts to transfer one-off financial donors to recurring donors
Participate in and advertise for all nation-wide RLC fundraising events via social media and other mediums
- Help organize and put on one fundraising event a year
Maintain relationship with financial givers via email/phone
Collect testimonials from financial givers and share with media team
Helps Outreach team to form relationships and onboard new partners for the branch
Attend all monthly associate board meetings
Join a rescue volunteer event quarterly to deliver food from one of our food partners to a shelter/food bank
Self-motivated; ability to initiate and work independently
Ability to multitask and prioritize
Ability to work under pressure to meet deadline
Passionate about food rescue
Great communication and writing skills
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 - 7 hours per week for at least 4 months (tentative exact start and end dates).
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.
About Rescuing Leftover Cuisine Inc
25 Broadway, 12th Floor, New York, NY 10004, US
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.
Multiple locations New Orleans, LA 70116
September 14, 2021
- Grant Writing / Research
- Community Outreach
- Team members will be expected to work 5 - 7 hours per week for at least 4 months (tentative exact start and end dates).