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Rescuing Leftover Cuisine Inc

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Sign up to volunteer as a FOOD RESCUER at www.rescuingleftovercuisine.org/volunteer!

Use an email address that you check regularly - this is where Rescue Event notifications are sent to. After signing up, click your avatar to visit your dashboard - you'll see the next steps to activate your account.

No minimum time commitment is required - you may sign up to volunteer sporadically or on a recurring basis. Documentation for proof of volunteering is available upon request. Guidelines are in place to ensure zero person-to-person contact.

According to the Rhode Island Food Bank's 2021 Status Report on Hunger: "Among all households in Rhode Island, 18 percent (one in six households) cannot meet their basic food needs. The risk of hunger is even higher for families with children: one in four."

Meanwhile, about 40% of it feeds landfills. That’s where Rescuing Leftover Cuisine steps in. Our mission is to prevent consumable excess food from being wasted by redirecting it to feed people instead of landfills!

Whether you are 9 or 99, on 2 feet or 4 wheels, solo or as a team, you can volunteer with RLC! An average Rescue Event averages 40 minutes to pick up surplus food or meals prepared for donation from businesses and deliver them to designated recipients using our Food Rescue Website. Food Donors include restaurants, hotels, schools, caterers and others. Recipients include shelters, soup kitchens and other human service agencies who serve people experiencing homelessness, hunger and food insecurity, and eligible households in partnership with local schools and organizations.

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About Rescuing Leftover Cuisine Inc

Location:

25 Broadway, 12th Floor, New York, NY 10004, 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.

Environment
Homeless & Housing
Hunger

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Newport, RI 02840

(41.4712,-71.31712)
 

SKILLS

  • Food Delivery / Distribution
  • Delivery
  • Transportation
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • People Skills
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Orientation or Training
  • No minimum time commitment is required, and documentation for proof of volunteering is available upon request.
  • Safety Guidelines are in place to ensure zero person-to-person contact.

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