Food Rescue US – Miami Receives $50,000 Grant from The Miami Foundation in Partnership with the PepsiCo Foundation

Miami , FL – July 28, 2020 – Food Rescue US – Miami has been selected by The Miami Foundation in partnership with The PepsiCo Foundation to receive a $50,000 grant that will be designated to launch community kitchens within the Little Haiti area. The Community Kitchen Program supports employment for restaurant staff while providing chef-prepared meals free of charge to food insecure individuals and families, including furloughed and unemployed workers in many of the city’s most underserved areas. The program has also provided meals to frontline workers and local social service agencies.

In response to alarming evidence of the continued disparate, negative impact of COVID-19, PepsiCo, Inc. and its philanthropic arm The PepsiCo Foundation launched an initiative to provide increased medical and economic aid to communities of color across the country. Their $500,000 investment to The Miami Foundation’s Community Recovery Fund supports six Miami-based organizations who have worked throughout the crisis to provide relief to underserved neighborhoods.

To date, Food Rescue US – Miami has distributed over 35,000 meals in Overtown, Wynwood, Miami Gardens, Model City, Little Haiti, and Little Havana. Restaurant partners have included Marcus Samuelsson’s Red Rooster Overtown, James Beard Award Finalist Brad Kilgore’s Alter in Wynwood, Celebrity Chef Michelle Bernstein’s Café La Trova in Little Havana, and popular Little Haiti and Miami Gardens spot Chef Creole.

In partnership with Naomi’s Garden Restaurant, Boia De, and Clive’s Jamaican, 5,000 meals will be provided over the next few months. A team of passionate Food Rescue US – Miami volunteers will be onsite to handle the food distribution.

The current schedule is as follows:

Naomi’s Garden Café

Wednesday July 29, & August 5

Saturday August 1, & August 8

3-5pm

(Additional dates TBD)

Boia De

Tuesday July 28, August 1, & August 4

2-4pm

(Additional dates TBD)

Clive’s

Thursday August 13, August 20, & August 27

Saturday August 15, August 22, & August 29

2-4 pm

(Additional dates TBD)

“Our Community Kitchen Program is supporting our local independent restaurant community by putting people back to work to feed those still out of work during this terrible time for Miami. Our chef-prepared meals are packaged as takeout and distributed safely in a no contact walk-up or drive-up setting and available to anyone in need of a meal,” said Ellen Bowen, Site Director for Food Rescue US – Miami and Managing Director of the popular food blog, MIAbites.

To make a donation in support of Food Rescue US – Miami, please visit the Food Rescue US COVID-19 Response Fund and designate your donation to “Miami”.

About Food Rescue US

Food Rescue US, a national nonprofit organization, is a leader in reducing both hunger and food waste in America by connecting the vast amount of healthy, fresh surplus food with the critical hunger demand.  Through the use of its proprietary app, Food Rescue US provides the platform for volunteer food rescuers to directly transfer excess food from businesses to local social service agencies that feed the food insecure. By providing food that would otherwise be wasted and delivering it to the food insecure, Food Rescue US is keeping this wasted food from ending up in landfill where it decomposes, creating methane gas that warms the planet. Since 2011, Food Rescue US has helped launch food recovery communities in 33 locations across the country, providing 41 million meals and keeping 57 million pounds of food out of landfills. For more information or to download the app, visit foodrescue.us, find us on Facebook @FoodRescueUS or follow us on Twitter @foodrescueUS.

 

Food Rescue US – Detroit Expanding Weekly Produce Box Distribution 400,000 lbs. of Fresh Produce Has Already Been Distributed Throughout Metro Detroit

Detroit, MI – July 23, 2020 – Local food recovery nonprofit Food Rescue US – Detroit has announced the expansion of their weekly farm distribution program, providing 1,600 25-pound produce boxes to over 15 community-based social service agencies. The program, that started in late May, will now continue through the end of August.

Through partnerships with The Farm Link Project and the USDA Farmers to Families Program, Food Rescue US – Detroit has already provided over 400,000 lbs. of food to social service agency partners throughout Metro Detroit while also supporting the neighboring cities of Flint, Saginaw, Midland, and Ypsilanti.

“I know this food is making a huge impact on those who receive it, but it’s also incredibly meaningful for every person involved in these distributions each Friday” said Darraugh Collins, Site Director, Food Rescue US – Detroit. “We are able to build community when we are so isolated from one another, while also nourishing our community during this difficult time. We are so grateful to the TCF Center team for being such an incredible partner in this effort.”

Every Friday, with the help of over 20 local volunteers, Food Rescue US – Detroit uses the loading dock at TCF Center to receive and distribute the produce boxes.

“One of the food insecurity issues we deal with in the 48213 area is the lack of fresh produce and accessibility to that produce given that grocery stores that have it are over 7 miles away. We are excited to receive and distribute produce like this within our community and it is making a difference to those we provide for, which include families and seniors,” said Stephen Herrod, Pastor, Bethel Baptist Church East.

Part of national food recovery nonprofit Food Rescue US, Food Rescue US – Detroit has provided over 481,000 meals to the food insecure and kept over 577,000 pounds of food from landfill since starting in 2019.

Volunteer opportunities for the weekly distributions can be viewed here. To make a donation in support of the Food Rescue US – Detroit, please visit the Food Rescue US COVID-19 Response Fund and designate your donation to “Detroit”.

About Food Rescue US

Food Rescue US, a national nonprofit organization, is a leader in reducing both hunger and food waste in America by connecting the vast amount of healthy, fresh surplus food with the critical hunger demand.  Through the use of its proprietary app, Food Rescue US provides the platform for volunteer food rescuers to directly transfer excess food from businesses to local social service agencies that feed the food insecure. By providing food that would otherwise be wasted and delivering it to the food insecure, Food Rescue US is keeping this wasted food from ending up in landfill where it decomposes, creating methane gas that warms the planet. Since 2011, Food Rescue US has helped launch food recovery communities in 26 locations across the country, providing 37 million meals and keeping 51 million pounds of food out of landfills. For more information or to download the app, visit foodrescue.us, find us on Facebook @FoodRescueUS or follow us on Twitter @foodrescueUS.

 

Food Rescue US-Miami and Café La Trova partners with Ascendant Insurance Solutions and LAAIA to Offer Free Meals to Little Havana Residents

Miami, FL- June 10, 2020 – In collaboration with James Beard Award-winning chef Michelle Bernstein, Food Rescue US – Miami is opening their fourth Community Kitchen at the popular Little Havana restaurant Café La Trova. This partnership will help provide nutritious meals to those that have been furloughed or are unemployed, first responders, hospital workers or any individual that is food insecure.

The kitchen is part of the Food Rescue US national COVID-19 emergency response effort that provides employment for the restaurant staff, while funding chef-prepared meals to provide to the community free of charge.

A minimum of 500 free meals will be distributed curbside at Café La Trova at 971 SW 8th St, Miami, FL on Wednesday, June 24th from 3 pm to 5 pm and will feature Chef Bernstein’s creative take on traditional Cuban specialties. The meals will be provided through support from Ascendant Insurance Solutions and Miami’s Latin American Association of Insurance Agencies.

“We are honored to be able to help the vibrant Little Havana community,” said Food Rescue US – Miami Site Director, Ellen Bowen. “Through this partnership, we are able to support a local business, allowing them to employ their staff, while also providing their delicious food free of charge to the residents of Little Havana.”

This will not be Café La Trova’s first COVID-19 response effort. Recently, their team provided meals for students in Miami-Dade public schools, worked with Big Brothers Big Sisters to provide meals to 20 families in need and partnered with Kiwanis Club to feed over 100 Little Havana residents.

Café La Trova will be the fourth Community Kitchen launched by Food Rescue US – Miami. The first kitchen, in collaboration with World Central Kitchen, at Chef Marcus Samuelsson’s Red Rooster in Overtown has served over 9,000 meals. Since then, Food Rescue US – Miami has gone on to open Community Kitchens at James Beard nominated Chef Brad Kilgore’s Alter in Wynwood, providing 1,200 meals in only two weeks, and most recently at Café Creole in Miami Gardens.

To make a donation in support of the Food Rescue US-Miami Community Kitchen programs, please visit the Food Rescue US COVID-19 Response Fund and designate your donation to “Miami”.

About Food Rescue US

Food Rescue US, a national nonprofit organization, is a leader in reducing both hunger and food waste in America by connecting the vast amount of healthy, fresh surplus food with the critical hunger demand.  Through the use of its proprietary app, Food Rescue US provides the platform for volunteer food rescuers to directly transfer excess food from businesses to local social service agencies that feed the food insecure. By providing food that would otherwise be wasted and delivering it to the food insecure, Food Rescue US is keeping this wasted food from ending up in landfill where it decomposes, creating methane gas that warms the planet. Since 2011, Food Rescue US has helped launch food recovery communities in 25 locations across the country, providing 37 million meals and keeping 51 million pounds of food out of landfills. For more information or to download the app, visit foodrescue.us, find us on Facebook @FoodRescueUS or follow us on Twitter @foodrescueUS.

About Café La Trova

The world famous Julio Cabrera and his team of Cantineros (Cuban bartenders) bring to life the retro Cuba atmosphere at Cafe La Trova with their artisanal, handcrafted cocktails while James Beard Award-winning chef Michelle Bernstein lends her culinary prowess with a contemporary take on Cuban-styled dishes. The multi-faceted concept — including two bars, a restaurant, and a walk-up coffee bar — marries traditional “cantinero” cocktail culture with Miami’s 1980s Cubano renaissance offering classic and creative drinks, contemporary Cuban and Latin-inspired dishes, live music daily and an outdoor patio to enjoy dominoes and cigars.

Located on Calle Ocho in the epicenter of Little Havana at 971 SW Eighth Street, Miami, Fla., Café La Trova is named for and inspired by the traditional Cuban music, la trova, which originated in Santiago de Cuba; and for the cantinero, meaning professional bartender, a cultural touchstone in the Cuban community, to whom attention to detail, hospitality and excellent service are paramount.

About Ascendant Insurance Solutions

Ascendant Insurance Solutions is a Florida based licensed Managing General Agency (MGA) specializing in the placement of commercial and personal lines insurance products and program management services with an emphasis on the Hispanic market.

Ascendant represents admitted and non-admitted property and casualty insurance carriers specializing in personal and commercial lines. Since its inception, Ascendant has placed over $600 million of written premium in the Florida marketplace through its distribution network of over 1,500 insurance agents.

Ascendant is uniquely suited to serve the Florida Hispanic insurance marketplace through a fully engaged management team with decades of insurance industry experience in building successful insurance enterprises and a fully bilingual staff that is sensitive to the challenges faced by the Hispanic community and business owners.

This team’s mission to directly address a targeted and underserved niche in the Florida insurance market is a formula that Ascendant’s management team and ownership feels confident and optimistic about executing.

About the Latin American Association of Insurance Agencies,

The Latin American Association of Insurance Agencies, LAAIA, was founded in 1969, as The Voice of Independent Insurance Agents.  Its mission is to advance the resources, capabilities, and performance of independent insurance agencies by providing advocacy, representation, and benchmark member support. LAAIA is a 501 (c) (6) not-for-profit professional association administered by a volunteer board of directors.  Today, the organization’s members generate over $1 Billion in insurance premiums every year.

 

Food Rescue US Partners with 4-CT on Statewide Restaurant Meal Program

Norwalk, CT, June 8, 2020 – In order to support the growing number of food insecure individuals and families impacted by COVID-19 in Connecticut, Food Rescue US is partnering with 4-CT, a special relief fund that is endorsed by Gov. Ned Lamont and that was formed in response to COVID-19 to support Connecticut residents. Support from 4-CT will enable Food Rescue US to expand their Restaurant Meal Program to provide for food insecure individuals and families throughout Fairfield County, Northwest Connecticut, New Haven, and West Hartford.

“Hundreds of thousands of Connecticut families are struggling to find food to eat thanks to COVID-19. Food Rescue US is a leader in providing meals to those throughout the state who are most in need, and 4-CT is proud to support them in that effort.” said Ted Yang, 4-CT Co-Founder and CEO.

The Food Rescue US Restaurant Meal Program not only provides food to the hungry but also supports Connecticut restaurants at this time of critical need. Through the Restaurant Meal Program, Food Rescue US is purchasing individually packaged prepared meals from local restaurants that volunteer food rescuers then deliver to social service agencies that serve food insecure individuals and families, including those that have been recently unemployed and furloughed due to COVID-19. In New Haven, CT, Food Rescue US will be working with their affiliate nonprofit partner Haven’s Harvest to distribute the meals.

“We, at Food Rescue US, are grateful to partner with 4-CT to be able to expand our Restaurant Meal Program”, said Carol Shattuck, Food Rescue US, CEO. “Our teams in Connecticut have adapted quickly to the changing food recovery landscape due to COVID-19 and have been key in feeding the growing number of food insecure individuals in their communities. It is a critical time at Food Rescue US as our work is now more important than ever.”

With the support of 4-CT, Food Rescue US will be able to provide an additional 4 weeks’ worth of individual meals, benefiting countless individuals and families throughout Connecticut. If you are interested in supporting this program further, please contribute to Food Rescue US’s COVID-19 Response Fund. Donations can be made by visiting foodrescue.us and clicking the donate button.

About Food Rescue US

Food Rescue US, a national nonprofit organization, is a leader in reducing both hunger and food waste in America by connecting the vast amount of healthy, fresh surplus food with the critical hunger demand.  Through the use of its proprietary app, Food Rescue US provides the platform for volunteer food rescuers to directly transfer excess food from businesses to local social service agencies that feed the food insecure. By providing food that would otherwise be wasted and delivering it to the food insecure, Food Rescue US is keeping this wasted food from ending up in landfill where it decomposes, creating methane gas that warms the planet. Since 2011, Food Rescue US has helped launch food recovery communities in 26 locations across the country, providing more than 40 million meals and keeping over 55 million pounds of food out of landfills. For more information or to download the app, visit foodrescue.us, find us on Facebook @FoodRescueUS or follow us on Twitter @foodrescueUS.

About 4-CT

Launched on April 1, 4-CT is an independent, 501(c)3 organization formed to bolster the resources available to Connecticut’s frontline nonprofit providers who are serving all areas impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.  4-CTprovides financial support to ensure their services can meet increased demand and make a positive impact.

Interested donors can visit 4-ct.org to learn more and to make a contribution to 4-CT.

Food Rescue US – Miami Opens Third Community Kitchen at Chef Creole in Miami Gardens

Miami, FL, May 22, 2020 – In partnership with restaurant Chef Creole, Food Rescue US – Miami is launching their third Community Kitchen to help provide healthy meals to those that have been furloughed or are unemployed, first responders, hospital workers or any individual that is food insecure. The kitchen is part of the Food Rescue US national COVID-19 emergency response effort and will also provide employment for the restaurant staff, while also funding grab and go meals free of charge.

The kitchen will also work in collaboration with Carol City Middle School, Principal Derek Negron, local Miami Gardens resident Linda Julien, and Chef Creole’s owner Ken Sejour.

Meal distribution will take place at Chef Creole at 20356 NW 2nd Ave. in Miami Gardens and the kitchen will start distributing meals on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25th from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Saturday, May 30th from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., with additional dates to be announced.

“We are honored to be able to support the vibrant Miami Gardens community by helping a local business employ their staff while also providing their delicious food free to the residents of Miami Gardens”, said Food Rescue US – Miami Site Director, Ellen Bowen.

Chef Creole owner, Ken Sejour, will be offering a complete meal of jerk chicken, rice and red beans, sweet plantains and romaine salad. Sparkling water, donated by Topo Chico, will also be available. The meals will be distributed by volunteers as non-contact curbside pick-up or walk-up while the chefs will be outside grilling up the day’s selection. The Community Kitchen is being funded by Daniel Lewis of the Miami Gardens Music Alliance.

Chef Creole will be the third Community Kitchen launched by Food Rescue US – Miami. The first kitchen, in collaboration with World Central Kitchen, is with Chef Marcus Samuelsson’s Red Rooster in Overtown and has served over 7,000 meals, and the second, at James Beard nominated Chef Brad Kilgore’s Alter in Wynwood, has served 1,200 meals in only two weeks.

To make a donation in support of the Chef Creole Community Kitchen, please visit the Food Rescue US COVID-19 Response Fund and designate your donation to “Miami”.

About Food Rescue US

Food Rescue US, a national nonprofit organization, is a leader in reducing both hunger and food waste in America by connecting the vast amount of healthy, fresh surplus food with the critical hunger demand.  Through the use of its proprietary app, Food Rescue US provides the platform for volunteer food rescuers to directly transfer excess food from businesses to local social service agencies that feed the food insecure. By providing food that would otherwise be wasted and delivering it to the food insecure, Food Rescue US is keeping this wasted food from ending up in landfill where it decomposes, creating methane gas that warms the planet. Since 2011, Food Rescue US has helped launch food recovery communities in 25 locations across the country, providing 37 million meals and keeping 51 million pounds of food out of landfills. For more information or to download the app, visit foodrescue.us, find us on Facebook @FoodRescueUS or follow us on Twitter @foodrescueUS.

Food Rescue US Launches in New Orleans!

Amidst our response to COVID-19, we have some exciting news to share. We have just launched Food Rescue US – New Orleans under the leadership of Site Director Kelly Haggerty. Kelly is well versed in sustainability and food security issues and we are thrilled to have her leading this new location. New Orleans has a very high food insecurity rate, only impacted further by COVID-19, and is known as one of the premier food cities in the country. We are excited to bring the Food Rescue US model to the people of New Orleans and Kelly looks forward to starting rescuing excess food to provide for those in need.
If you’re interested in volunteering, donating food, or being one of our social service agency partners, please email Kelly directly at kelly@foodrescue.us.

Food Rescue US – Miami Partners with Alter, Kilgore Culinary, and World Central Kitchen for Second Community Kitchen

Miami, FL, May 5, 2020 – In partnership with James Beard Finalist Brad Kilgore, Kilgore Culinary and World Central Kitchen, Food Rescue US – Miami is opening their second Community Kitchen out of Alter in Wynwood. Known for its creative and innovative menu, Chef Brad Kilgore and his team will shift their focus to producing 1,000-1,200 free meals a week for curbside, no contact distribution to unemployed hospitality workers and other food insecure individuals within the community. Beyond producing meals, the partnership will also provide support for the kitchen staff of Alter.

Beginning on Tuesday May 5th, meals will be available from 2pm to 5pm, while supplies last, for curbside pick-up. Each meal serves two people and will also be offered on Thursday, May 7th and Saturday, May 9th.

With its chef-driven and seasonal cuisine focused on highlighting ingredients from Florida and around the world, Alter is known as one of the standout restaurants in Miami’s Wynwood neighborhood.

“We have been working with Food Rescue and Ellen Bowen for years by donating extra food to those in need,” said Brad Kilgore. “We had already been planning on a dinner this year to be hosted at Brava to raise funds to buy them a truck to move supplies and food around town. Although that was postponed Ellen and I have believed since the beginning of the COVID shutdowns that we wanted to feed those who have lost their jobs and are hitting financial hardships. After all, this is the hospitality industry and feeding people is what we do.”

Food Rescue US – Miami partners with over 90 food donors, including restaurants and hotels, to recover excess food and provide it to food insecure individuals and families throughout Dade and Broward County. Since the start of the pandemic, over 250,000 local hotel and restaurant workers have filed for unemployment and Food Rescue US – Miami has shifted their focus to providing for the same individuals that generously donated their food pre-COVID-19.

They opened their first Community Kitchen in partnership with World Central Kitchen and Red Rooster Overtown, the new Marcus Samuelson restaurant. Over the past five weeks, the partnership has provided 3,500 free meals to food insecure individuals.

Food Rescue US – Miami also recently partnered with Tiller & Hatch Supply Co., a brand of high-quality meals backed by global superstar Jennifer Lopez and Major League Baseball great Alex Rodriquez, to provide 20,000 meals to displaced hospitality workers throughout Dade and Broward county.

“It has been amazing to see the impact these new partnerships have had for those in need within our community,” said Ellen Bowen, Site Director, Food Rescue US – Miami. “With all the additional stressors for the unemployed due to COVID-19, it’s nice to know we can provide meals to alleviate the worry of someone’s next meal during this crisis.”

Part of national food recovery nonprofit Food Rescue US, Food Rescue US – Miami has provided over 411,000 meals and kept over 360,000 pounds of food from landfill, including 35,000 pounds of excess food that was recovered from Super Bowl LIV in February 2020.

For more information or to support the continued operation of this community kitchen, please contact Ellen Bowen at ellen@foodrescue.us or follow @FoodRescueUSMiami on Instagram. Donations can also be made directly here and you can designate the donation to Food Rescue US – Miami during the donation process.

About Food Rescue US

Food Rescue US, a national nonprofit organization, is a leader in reducing both hunger and food waste in America by connecting the vast amount of healthy, fresh surplus food with the critical hunger demand.  Through the use of its proprietary app, Food Rescue US provides the platform for volunteer food rescuers to directly transfer excess food from businesses to local social service agencies that feed the food insecure. By providing food that would otherwise be wasted and delivering it to the food insecure, Food Rescue US is keeping this wasted food from ending up in landfill where it decomposes, creating methane gas that warms the planet. Since 2011, Food Rescue US has helped launch food recovery communities in 25 locations across the country, providing 37 million meals and keeping 51 million pounds of food out of landfills. For more information or to download the app, visit foodrescue.us, find us on Facebook @FoodRescueUS or follow us on Twitter @foodrescueUS.

ABOUT KILGORE CULINARY

Kilgore Culinary is a South Florida-based hospitality group founded by celebrated chef Bradley Kilgore. Alter, an American restaurant located in Miami’s Wynwood neighborhood, was the first restaurant in Kilgore Culinary’s portfolio opening in the summer of 2015. In 2016, Alter was named a semifinalist in the Best New Restaurants category of the prestigious James Beard Awards and earned Kilgore Rising Star nominations two years in a row. Kilgore was also recognized as Food & Wine Best New Chef, James Beard Best Chef South Finalist, and the World’s 50 Best San Pellegrino. At the end of 2018, Kilgore and his team expanded the Kilgore Culinary brand to Miami’s Design District with Kaido, a sleek Asian restaurant and lounge, and Ember, in May 2019. For more information, please visit http://www.kilgoreculinarygroup.com/ or follow @brad_kilgore.

Food Rescue US – Fairfield County Partners with The Quadracci Harned Family and Greenwich United Way to Provide Meals Through Greenwich Cares

Greenwich, CT, April 22, 2020 – To address the growing needs due to COVID-19, Food Rescue US – Fairfield County is partnering with The Quadracci Harned Family and the Greenwich United Way to launch Greenwich Cares, a program to provide meals to food insecure individuals and families while supporting local restaurants in Greenwich. Donations can be made directly here.

The Quadracci Harned Family has provided a challenge grant of $25,000 to encourage support for the program. “The Quadracci Harned Family is proud to provide this challenge grant to Food Rescue US – Fairfield County for Greenwich Cares,” said Elizabeth Harned on behalf of the Quadracci Harned Family. “Now is the time to give and we are happy to partner with Food Rescue US – Fairfield County to address these needs as quickly as possible.”

The Greenwich United Way also awarded Food Rescue US – Fairfield County a $20,000 emergency grant in support of the Greenwich Cares program. “The Greenwich United Way is pleased to support Greenwich Cares as they support our local restaurants while helping feed the rising number of food insecure individuals due to COVID-19,” said David Rabin, CEO, Greenwich United Way.

Through Greenwich Cares, Food Rescue US – Fairfield County will purchase meals from local restaurants and then deliver those meals directly to social service agencies for immediate distribution. This not only provides meals for the growing food insecure but supports local restaurants as they continue to fight on through this pandemic.

After the success of their partnership with Corbin Cares in Darien, Food Rescue US – Fairfield County began launching Restaurant Meal Programs in Norwalk, New Canaan, and now Greenwich.

“As the food insecurity rate rises and the number of food donors is decreasing due to closures, Food Rescue US is adapting our model to address the growing needs within our communities,” said Carol Shattuck, CEO, Food Rescue US. “It is important that we continue to provide for the food insecure while also supporting the restaurant community that has always supported us and the agencies we serve.”

Greenwich Cares began delivering meals on April 20th and has a goal of delivering 400 meals a week over the next 12 weeks. If the need continues, Food Rescue US – Fairfield County is hoping to continue the program for as long as is needed with continued support.

Since 2011, Food Rescue US – Fairfield County has provided 20.5 million meals and kept 29 million pounds of food out of landfill. Food Rescue US – Fairfield County operates under national nonprofit Food Rescue US, which is currently rescuing in 17 States and the District of Columbia.

Visit here to learn more about Greenwich Cares.

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About Food Rescue US

Food Rescue US, a national nonprofit organization, is a leader in reducing both hunger and food waste in America by connecting the vast amount of healthy, fresh surplus food with the critical hunger demand.  Through the use of its proprietary app, Food Rescue US provides the platform for volunteer food rescuers to directly transfer excess food from businesses to local social service agencies that feed the food insecure. By providing food that would otherwise be wasted and delivering it to the food insecure, Food Rescue US is keeping this wasted food from ending up in landfill where it decomposes, creating methane gas that warms the planet. Since 2011, Food Rescue US has helped launch food recovery communities in 25 locations across the country, providing 37 million meals and keeping 51 million pounds of food out of landfills. For more information or to download the app, visit foodrescue.us, find us on Facebook @FoodRescueUS or follow us on Twitter @foodrescueUS.

Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez’s Tiller & Hatch Supply Co. Donates 20,000 Meals to Miami Hospitality Workers

Miami, FL, April 21, 2020 – Tiller & Hatch Supply Co., a brand of high-quality meals backed by global superstar Jennifer Lopez and Major League Baseball great Alex Rodriquez, is partnering with Food Rescue US – Miami to provide meals to 20,000 displaced hospitality workers throughout Dade and Broward county.

The couple most recently donated a million meals to those in need through Feeding America, and in an effort to give back to their home community of Miami, they are donating meal kits to South Floridians struggling from the impact of COVID-19. This partnership will help provide meals to thousands of recently unemployed employees in the hospitality sector as a result of closures of hotels, restaurants, and bars due to COVID-19.

“Doing good is part of the Tiller & Hatch DNA. We know how challenging this time is for many Americans trying to access and provide nutritious meals for their families and are pleased to partner with Food Rescue US in Miami to help try and alleviate the concern for food in South Florida,” said Jennifer Pullen, CFO & COO, Tiller & Hatch.

Tiller & Hatch Supply Co. offers healthy and nutritious chef-prepared frozen meals designed to feed families at a reasonable price. Each meal kit includes all the ingredients needed to prepare a meal for a family of four and can easily be prepared in a pressure cooker or on a stovetop burner.

The meal kits will be distributed by Food Rescue US – Miami out of the Newport Beachside Resort Hotel and other various locations throughout Miami. Each recipient can receive up to 3 meal kits, which can be used to provide 12 individual meals. Volunteers assisting with the distribution will include ones from Food Rescue US – Miami and FoodEASE. Meal kits were distributed by the Newport Beachside Resort Hotel over the past weekend and will be distributed from the following locations this week:

      • The Vagabond Hotel – Tuesday, April 21st from 1pm – 4pm
      • The Sylvester – Thursday, April 23rd from 1pm – 4pm

Over the past year, Food Rescue US – Miami has provided 250,000 meals and kept 300,000 pounds of food from landfill under the leadership of site director Ellen Bowen, including 35,000 pounds of excess food that was recovered from Super Bowl LIV in February 2020.

Started in 2011, Food Rescue US is a national nonprofit currently rescuing in 17 States and the District of Columbia. Using its proprietary app, food donors are connected with local social service agencies that feed the food insecure and volunteer food rescuers who directly transfer healthy, excess food from the food donor to social service agencies.

For more information or to become involved with distribution efforts, please contact Ellen Bowen at ​ellen@foodrescue.us​ or follow FoodRescueUSMiami on Instagram.

About Tiller & Hatch Supply Co.
Tiller & Hatch Supply Co. launched in October 2019 to solve the age-old problem of not having enough time or money to eat a healthy meal. In collaboration with Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez, Tiller & Hatch was co-founded by Sean Kane, Jay McGraw and Jennifer Pullen. The brand offers high-quality, healthy and affordable meals designed for electric pressure cookers. Tiller & Hatch offers a variety of dishes from ​farfalle with marinara and ground
turkey​ to ​coconut chicken stew​. Designed to feed the entire family, Tiller & Hatch wants to bring more time together at the dinner table. For more information, please visit tillerandhatch.com or follow @tillerandhatch on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

About Food Rescue US
Food Rescue US, a national nonprofit organization, is a leader in reducing both hunger and food waste in America by connecting the vast amount of healthy, fresh surplus food with the critical hunger demand. Through the use of its proprietary app, Food Rescue US provides the platform for volunteer food rescuers to directly transfer excess food from businesses to local social service agencies that feed the food insecure. By providing food that would otherwise be wasted and delivering it to the food insecure, Food Rescue US is keeping this wasted food from ending up in landfill where it decomposes, creating methane gas that warms the planet. Since 2011, Food Rescue US has helped launch food recovery communities in 25 locations across the country, providing 37 million meals and keeping 51 million pounds of food out of landfills. For more information or to download the app, visit ​foodrescue.us​, find us on Facebook @FoodRescueUS or follow us on Twitter @foodrescueUS.

Stout Announces Stout-Ryder Cup to Benefit Food Rescue US

Stout is pleased to announce the Stout-Ryder Cup. Launched in March, this new charitable program benefits Food Rescue US and is associated with Stout’s sponsorship of professional golfer and Stout brand ambassador Sam Ryder. Stout has made an initial donation from the program to the Food Rescue US COVID-19 Response Fund. The donation assists the organization amid the growing amount of food insecurity due to the dramatic increase of unemployed in our nation.

With the goal of raising money for charity, the Stout-Ryder Cup is a monthly fitness competition in which Stout employees go head-to-head with Ryder. Ultimately, competition efforts are converted to a charitable donation to Food Rescue US. As part of the program, Stout is teaming up with the following companies: Srixon, Garden of Life, Greyson Clothiers, Ralph Lauren, and Duvel USA.

“The support from Stout means the world to us, especially during this time of critical need due to COVID-19, and we’re grateful for the partnership with Stout,” said Food Rescue US CEO Carol Shattuck. “During these unprecedented times, Food Rescue US is stepping up and delivering as much food as possible in response to the increasing needs of the food insecure.”

“I am proud to be associated with Stout and this program aimed at helping employees stay healthy. The best part is, we’re also making a larger impact by supporting our local communities through this awesome charitable effort,” added Sam Ryder.

About Food Rescue US

Food Rescue US is the smart solution to reducing food waste and hunger in America. We are a technology-based, volunteer-driven, direct-transfer platform that is simple, sustainable, and replicable. Volunteer food rescuers across the country deliver fresh food from businesses that have too much to social service agencies who serve people that have too little. Learn more at foodrescue.us.

About Stout

Stout is a global advisory firm specializing in: Investment Banking; Transaction Advisory; Valuation Advisory; Disputes, Compliance, & Investigations; and Management Consulting. We serve a range of clients, from public corporations to privately held companies in numerous industries. Our clients and their advisors rely on our premier expertise, deep industry knowledge, and unparalleled responsiveness on complex matters. Learn about our Relentless Excellence® at stout.com.