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ORGANIZATION: Idealist.org

Recruiting Organization: Rescuing Leftover Cuisine

Who We Are: Rescuing Leftover Cuisine (RLC) is a 501(c)3 non-profit food rescue organization that redistributes excess food to people experiencing food insecurity.

What We Do: We partner with licensed food vendors (caterers, bakeries, cafes, etc.) who know they will have excess, wholesome cuisine and link their food donations to a nonprofit recipient within their local community (shelters, soup kitchens, food pantries, etc.) Our dedicated team of Lead Rescuers collect that excess food and deliver it to one of RLC's partner agencies to help feed our neighbors who can benefit from a good meal. That’s where you come in!

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. Pick up food donations and deliver them in your personal vehicle to a nonprofit partner, where the donations will then be distributed to the homeless and food insecure community.

Each event is an hour or less. As new volunteer opportunities become available they will be added to our online calendar: https://www.rescuingleftovercuisine.org/calendar (Be sure to select 'Chicago' from the drop-down menu to see rescues available in your area)

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. Be sure to select 'Chicago' from the drop-down menu to see rescues available in your area.
  3. Read the Lead Rescuer Manual and pass the Lead Rescuer Quiz (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. Must be able to lift and carry 20+ pounds.

Stipend ProvidedFalse

Training ProvidedFalse

Housing AvailableFalse

Language/Cultral Support AvailableFalse

Wheelchair AccessibleFalse

Fee RequiredFalse

Fee Amount: None

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About Idealist.org


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Mission Statement

To bridge the gap between intention and action in order to bring about social impact.


Idealist is a leading online global resource for finding jobs in the nonprofit sector, as well as volunteer opportunities and graduate school programs for social impact.


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