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Lead the Fight Against Hunger and Food Waste in Long Island City as a Lead Rescuer!

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ORGANIZATION: Rescuing Leftover Cuisine Inc

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Who We Are

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 (restaurants, bakeries, etc) and businesses who order catering (offices, production companies, etc.) who know they will have excess, wholesome cuisine and link their food donations to a human service agency within their local community. Our dedicated team of Lead Rescuers (dedicated food waste fighters like you!) collect that excess food on a set schedule (pickups can be once a week, daily, or anywhere in between) and deliver it to one of RLC's partner human service agencies to help feed our neighbors who can benefit from a good meal!

Who We Need

YOU!!

RLC is currently seeking passionate and committed leaders who are willing to take on the role of Lead Rescuer and lead food rescue events on Sunday afternoons in Long Island City to ensure all food donation are rescued!

Each event is an hour or less and there are also other events every day of the week. You can choose to lead events on your own or to open them up for other volunteers to join you. There are food pickup opportunities each week and you can take a look at all available opportunities here: https://www.rescuingleftovercuisine.org/calendar.

How To Get Started

  1. Create an account on our website: https://www.rescuingleftovercuisine.org/volunteer
  2. Sign up for any event on our calendar (https://www.rescuingleftovercuisine.org/calendar) that fits with your schedule
  3. Complete the remainder of the training process (available on your RLC website dashboard) to join our leadership team of volunteers as a Lead Rescuer and lead events on your own!
Must be 18 years or older.

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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.

CAUSE AREAS

Environment
Homeless & Housing
Hunger
Environment, Homeless & Housing, Hunger

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Borden AvenueNew York City, NY 11101

(40.74431,-73.94186)
 

SKILLS

  • Food Delivery / Distribution
  • Delivery
  • Transportation

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1+ hour per week - weekdays or weekends - day or night opportunities available!
  • Must be 18 years or older, capable of walking for at least 1 hour, capable of lifting and carrying 20+ lbs, must have a vehicle.

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