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ORGANIZATION: Haven's Harvest Food Rescue Delivery

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 34 people are interested

Haven's Harvest Volunteers rescue good, edible food that's mislabeled, overstocked, or short coded. This feeds hungry people AND keeps costly waste out of our landfills! We pick up and deliver directly from the donor of food to the recipient agency mostly in and around New Haven during the typical workday or weekend. So a typical run might be a pick-up at a bakery or business then deliver to a New Haven/Hamden/Milford/East Haven area school. There's a couple of ways to volunteer for Haven's Harvest Food Rescue.

  1. One is through the Food Rescue Hero App found on the Volunteer page of Haven's Harvest website: https://www. havensharvest.org/volunteer-2
  2. And/Or provide an email or text or phone number for a run that day or the next- "emergency" or larger runs....when available.
  3. If you have a specialty or skill there are projects that pop up as well.
We have helpers if you cannot to lift boxes. Most boxes weigh on average around 20lbs.

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About Haven's Harvest Food Rescue Delivery


269 Peck St, New Haven, CT 06513, US

Mission Statement

Our mission: feeding our community and reducing food waste, one food rescue at a time. We create relationships -- with our donors, receiving partners, and our volunteers. Businesses often have excess food and business owners struggle to find community partners to accept the food and find transportation for that food. That is where Haven’s Harvest comes in! Creating a robust community network is necessary to direct the food to people rather than letting the food go to waste. This network increases the resiliency of our community. We have three programs: Food recovery: Volunteer driven, direct delivery, hyper-local Food advocacy: Supporting Federal legislation, work with Connecticut state agencies to support food donations, New Haven Food Policy Council, Food Access Working Group Product development: Selling creative new food products using recovered food.


Good food should not be wasted. Food production uses an incredible amount of energy. By recovering food, we are using it to its’ fullest potential and not wasting the energy it took to produce the food. We are facing an environmental crisis- and we have a high rate of food insecurity in our country. We can begin to end both problems by recognizing recovered food as a community resource. Our initial style of sharing food has been to ask volunteers to use their vehicles to transfer food directly from donor to community partner site. Our venture is hyper-local. Most food moves within a 15 minute ride. This enhances our sense of community- neighbors helping neighbors. Our communities should not be food insecure given how much food is wasted.


Community, Environment, Hunger


We'll work with your schedule.


Multiple locations New Haven, CT 06513



  • Brand Development & Messaging
  • Administrative Support
  • Market Research / Analysis
  • Food Delivery / Distribution
  • Transportation
  • Business Development & Sales Management


  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 18
  • Runs may take 30 mins-hour through Food Rescue Hero app or 2 hours for larger deliveries to warehouse.
  • An easy-going attitude in the event you need to wait or if food runs change.

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