Donald Cariati, along with Cariati Developers, Inc., today announced a $41,000 food donation that will be provided to the national food recovery nonprofit, Food Rescue US. The food donation, consisting of over 27,000 pounds of lentils, will be distributed through Food Rescue US locations in Anne Arundel County, MD and Washington D.C. This donation will help support various social service agencies, including the Muslim American Center, The Church at Seven Run, Iglesia Cristiana Nuevo Jardin, Harvest Resources, Iglesia Roca de Los Siglos, and West Annapolis Pop Up Pantry, that offer support to food insecure individuals throughout Maryland and D.C.
“The pandemic has shined a spotlight on food insecurity, a major crisis in America,” said Carol Shattuck, CEO, Food Rescue US. “This generous donation from Cariati Developers, Inc., will be put to immediate use by our agency partners while ensuring this excess food does not end up as food waste in our landfills.”
Based in Wallingford, CT, Cariati Developers, Inc., has been on hand to help people recover from national disasters for well over 20 years. In addition to working with FEMA, Cariati Developers are preferred contractors for MEMA (Massachusetts Emergency Management), the State of Virginia (VDOT), the District of Columbia, the State of Maryland (Baltimore), the Connecticut DOT, NYC Sanitation (DSNY), NYC OEM (Office of Emergency Management), and the City of Boston.
Founded in 2011, Food Rescue US is currently rescuing surplus food in 30 locations throughout the U.S. Using proprietary software, food rescuers sign up to transfer healthy, excess food from food donors to local social service agencies that feed the food insecure.