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ORGANIZATION: HAVENS HARVEST INC

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 3 people are interested
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Haven's Harvest Food Rescue volunteers pick up and transport food donations from various local businesses or events and deliver directly to recipient agencies who distribute the food to their clientelle. We also have volunteers deliver to our Haven's Harvest warehouse for reorganization to accomodate recipient agencies requests and capabilities. We serve the New Haven, Middlesex, Naugatuck Valley and New London counties. We use an app called Food Rescue Hero to provide detailed instructions and directions to locations.

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About HAVENS HARVEST INC

Location:

PO BOX 133, NEW HAVEN, CT 06513, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to build community and reduce food waste, one food rescue at a time.

Description

We focus on the environmental impact that excess food has when thrown into the waste stream-when in a landfill or an incinerator, food emits methane which is 28 times more toxic than carbon dioxide.

We keep good, edible food out of the waste stream by using a volunteer driven, hyper-local, direct delivery model. Most food producers and food businesses want to donate their excess food. The two obstacles are lack of transportation and lack of a community partner to accept the food when it is available. That is where Haven’s Harvest comes in! Because we focus on perishable or prepared foods, that only have a few days left to be eaten, it is very important that we match the food donated by a partner site to a receiving site that can use the food for their community.

We create and sustain good relationships-with our food donors, receiving partners and our volunteers.

CAUSE AREAS

Advocacy & Human Rights
Environment
Hunger
Advocacy & Human Rights, Environment, Hunger

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

PO Box 133New Haven, CT 06513

(41.32203,-72.86927)
 

SKILLS

  • Food Delivery / Distribution

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • A rescue is usually about an hour
  • Please see our Volunteer form at havensharvest.org

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