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What We Do

Since 2011, Food Rescue US has saved 46.5 million pounds of fresh, usable food from landfills and delivered to agencies that serve people that are food insecure.

The Facts About Food Waste

40%
American Food Supply
Each year, the United States throws away 40% of its food supply.
$165
Billion
Wasted food is worth $165 billion every year.
40.05
Billion Meals
Annual wasted meals could feed 36.5 million people three meals every day of the year.
67.58
Billion Pounds
That's 67.58 billion pounds of waste that ends up in landfill, damaging our environment with harmful methane gases.
236
Pounds per Person
The average weight in the United States is 166 pounds. That means that a person throws away 1.4x his or her weight in food each year.
157
Full Meals per Person
The average person wastes one full meal every 2.3 days. That's like taking your dinner and simply dumping it in the trash every Sunday, Wednesday and Friday.

How It Works

Connect

The Food Rescue US app bridges the gap between those with extra food, those who need food and volunteers willing to help.

Donate

Restaurants, grocers and other food industry sources post about extra food that would otherwise be wasted.

Deliver

Volunteers with vehicles check the schedule of potential food rescues and choose deliveries that work for them.

Feed

Social service agencies', such as community kitchens and food pantries, needs are matched with excess food for food rescuers to deliver.

Get Involved

Add Your Community

California

Hollywood
Hollywood Food Coalition
Sherry Bonanno
323-462-2032
Los Angeles

Connecticut

Fairfield County
Nicole Straight
800-280-3298 ext 10
New Haven
Haven's Harvest
Lori Martin
203-936-9460
Northwest Connecticut
Kathy Minck
860-309-7553
West Hartford
Kathy Beckwith
203-417-5701

District of Columbia

Washington DC
Kate Urbank
203-570-2560

Florida

Miami
Ellen Bowen
203 984 0485
Dunedin
Whitney Mikkelsen

Indiana

University of Notre Dame
Analise Tisa
Ethan Ching
Fort Wayne
Allen Country Department of Environmental Management
Jodi Leamon
260-449-7879

Kansas

Wichita
ICT Food Rescue
Stephanie Merritt
316-706-7925

Michigan

Detroit
Darraugh Collins
407-718-2962

New Mexico

Albuquerque

North Carolina

Duke University

Ohio

Cincinnati
La Soupe
Patricia Timmers
513-271-0100
Greater Cincinnati
Charlie Gerhardt
513-373-0676
Columbus
Susan Keiser-Smith
800-280-3298 ext 9
Ohio State University
Susan Keiser-Smith
800-280-3298 ext 9

Oregon

Portland
Waste Not Food Taxi
Suzie Snortum
503-806-5230 cell/text

South Carolina

Columbia
Ashley Page
803-354-2313

Utah

Salt Lake City
Dana Williamson
801-879-9046

Washington

Spokane
Feed Spokane
Susie Larson
509-879-1620
Feed Spokane
Josh Hechtman
509-481-0944
Food Rescue US App
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Or visit https://foodrescue.us/ to get started.

Turn Up To Give

It’s on all of us to ensure every child in America can count on three healthy meals a day, especially as so many families are still struggling in the wake of the pandemic. The good news? Childhood hunger is a solvable problem, but it’s going to take all of us.

Donations made through this page support the No Kid Hungry campaign and cannot be designated to a specific location or effort. Your gift will be used where it is needed most. Because of the many unknowns about this pandemic and its aftermath, our standard ‘$1 can provide up to 10 meals’ equivalency may not apply to COVID-19 relief efforts. We are using every dollar to its fullest to maximize the impact you can have right now and all year long.

One hungry kid is too many, but in these extraordinary times your generosity can bring hope to countless kids. Help us bring 50 Million Meals to children in need this holiday season.

Thank you for your donation!