Fill plates. Not landfills.

#betherescue

what we do

We Rescue Food

A volunteer smiles at the camera as she unloads bags of food from her car

Using our web-based app, we engage volunteers to transfer fresh food surpluses from local businesses to social service agencies serving the food insecure.

We Help The Environment

Two volunteers harvest greens from a garden in Washington, DC.

Food waste remains one of the top solutions to global warming. Currently, food waste is contributing 8 percent of total global greenhouse gas emissions.

We create community

A large and diverse group of people standing at a Food Rescue US table outside in south Florida

Our model empowers communities to serve themselves with the support of our app. All participants in our work are members of the communities that we serve, including our food donors, rescuers, and agency partners. 

Food Rescue US Lifetime Numbers

0M

MEALS PROVIDED TO THOSE IN NEED

0M

LBS OF FOOD KEPT FROM LANDFILL

0

TONS OF CO2eq AVOIDED

0 +

VOLUNTEER FOOD RESCUERS

Get Involved

JOIN OUR MOVEMENT

Our app will guide you to available rescues by day, time, or location. Once you’ve signed-up, you will see instructions on where to pick-up the food and deliver it, along with any other details you need to complete the rescue.

BRING FOOD RESCUE US TO YOUR COMMUNITY

If there isn’t a Food Rescue US location near you, you can start one! ​Learn more here.

A Food Rescue US volunteer displays the message Be the Rescue on the back of her t-shirt with a car full of food in the background

BECOME A FOOD DONOR OR AGENCY PARTNER

If you are a business with a surplus of food or an organization that wants to receive food, please ​contact your local Site Director to get involved​.

WANT TO KNOW MORE?

You've got questions. We've got answers. Feel free to check out our FAQ Page here, and sign up for our newsletter to keep up to date with the latest.

News & Updates

Ellen Bowen speaking with students about the launch of the Share Table in Miami Public schools

New “Share Table” Initiative Launches in Miami Schools

In an exciting partnership with the Miami-Dade public school system, Food Rescue US - South Florida is bringing a simple yet impactful initiative to four...
Food as Medicine: Digestible Bites graphic

FOOD AS MEDICINE: DIGESTIBLE BITES

The shorter version: If the government recognizes that “food is medicine,” why aren’t they taking hunger more seriously? A Salon article points out that “despite...
Melissa Speisman, out-going COO at Food Rescue US

Celebrating a Legacy: Melissa Spiesman Retires from Food Rescue US

When Melissa Spiesman first joined Food Rescue US, we operated just one location. Today, as Melissa retires from her decade-plus tenure as our Chief Operating...

Keep up to date. Stay Informed.

Stay in the know with all things Food Rescue US, join our mailing list today and support us in our mission!

See Us In Action

Learn More. Make a Difference.

FAQs-photo-061523

FAQS

A Food Rescue US volunteer smiles as he loads a box into his car

Sign Up / Login

A group of volunteers pose with rescued produce at a farmers market

News