Fill plates. Not Landfills.

Rescue. Donate. Receive.

Become a Food Rescuer

(in 4 easy steps!)

1. Sign Up

Sign up​ by ​clicking here​ and create your account.

2. Find

View the available rescues and pick one that fits your schedule.

3. Arrive

Arrive at the local food donor at the date and time you selected and follow the directions outlined in the rescue information.

4. Deliver

Drive the food to the social service agency and see the impact of your volunteer time!

How do I volunteer if there isn't a site near me?

Food Rescue US is expanding to new states and locations all of the time. If you don’t see a nearby location here​, please visit our Launch a Site page to learn about bringing Food Rescue US to your community. To be notified when a site opens up in your area, sign up for our newsletter.

Some FAQs About being a food rescuer

Nope. Our app is designed to be user-friendly and has a comprehensive tutorial to answer any questions.

Yes. Food Rescue US rescues food seven days a week.

The average food rescue takes approximately 30 minutes. Our food rescues are designed to be convenient for rescuers and quick so that the food spends minimal time in transport.

A teen Food Rescue US smiles with a trunk full of rescued food

“I have seen the impact a single rescue makes and truly believe this is an easy way for everyone to help make a difference.”

Amira Mantoura

Volunteer Food Rescuer, Fairfield County, CT

Have more questions?

Become a Food Donor

Donate your excess food to end hunger and food waste in your community.

A grocery store employee places food from a shelf into a Food Rescue US bag

Sign up to donate your excess food on our web-based app! Once signed up, you will be paired with a site and can begin donating.

Any business that has excess food that could be going to waste can connect with their local Food Rescue US location and discuss donating their food.

Food that can be donated:

  • Fresh produce
  • Dairy products
  • Fresh or frozen meats
  • ​Baked goods
  • ​Pre-packaged foods
  • Dry goods, non-perishables
  • Prepared foods that have not been served

The local Site Director will match donated food to a local nonprofit agency in the community that can best utilize it. Then a volunteer rescuer will pick-up and drop-off the excess food. It’s as easy as that!

  • Save money​ with a tax deduction for your donation and by reducing your trash removal fees.
  • Feel safe knowing that donation in good faith are protected from liability by the Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Act.

“Food Rescue US has presented a solution that is timely, flexible and effective and involves whole communities in the effort to reduce food waste and feed the hungry.”

Laura Monto

GM, Sodexo

How To Receive Food

Food Rescue US distributes food directly to:

local nonprofit agencies who directly serve their clients.

  • Homeless Shelters
  • Senior Centers
  • Family Resource Centers
  • Veteran Facilities
  • Food Pantries

Agencies who help people experiencing food insecurity:

  • Children
  • Families
  • Veterans
  • Homeless
  • Seniors

“When Food Rescue US provides food to us, it helps the working poor make their way out of poverty. They are helping to create a stronger population within our community. When more people can live a better life because they no longer have to struggle every day, our community is going to improve.”

Steven Hill

Randall Memorial UMC, Washington DC

Learn More

Interested in receiving food from Food Rescue US? Reach out to your ​local Site Director or email​.

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