Share Your Food Rescue Stories!

Calling all Food Rescue US volunteers! We know that people like you are the driving force behind the Food Rescue US mission. To celebrate and showcase our incredible volunteers, we want to turn the spotlight on all of you!

Share your story:

We are inviting our volunteers to share their inspirations, insights, and experiences through short videos. Your stories are powerful, and by sharing them, you can inspire others and spread the word about how we’re filling plates instead of landfills. Plus, it’s a fun way to connect with the wider Food Rescue US community!

How can you participate?

  1. Choose your prompt: There are five prompts listed below. Pick one that resonates with you the most.
  2. Film your story: Use your phone to record a brief video (1-2 minutes) answering your chosen prompt. Nothing fancy- just speak from the heart! Be sure to include your name and the city where you volunteer.
  3. Share your video: There are 2 ways to share:
    Instagram: Post your video using the hashtag #WhatsYourWhy. Be sure to tag our @FoodRescueUS handle so we can share your stories!
    Google Drive: Upload your video directly to our shared Google Drive folder. We’ll feature these videos on our social platforms. This is a great option if you don’t have a lot of time or experience with creating videos.

Video Prompts to Choose From:

  1. What inspires you to volunteer with Food Rescue US?
  2. What are some of the impacts of this work that you’ve seen?
  3. What do you wish people understood about food waste?
  4. Have you learned anything that surprised you while doing this work?
  5. What would you tell someone who is interested in getting involved but doesn’t know where to start?

Need Help?

If you have any questions or need assistance with recording or uploading your video, please reach out to Jenna at

We are excited to receive your submissions and can’t wait to hear your stories! Thank you for being an essential part of our mission to fill plates, not landfills!

Share your story!

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