Food Rescue US - South Florida

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Food Rescue US - South Florida is committed to ending hunger and reducing food waste by same-day delivering fresh, usable food that would have otherwise been thrown away from grocers, restaurants, and other food industry sources to shelters, pantries and food-insecure families throughout the U.S.  By reducing food waste, decomposing food is kept from landfills where it produces harmful methane gas that negatively impacts the climate.

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Donate Food

Fontaine Bleau food donor in Miami

Rescue Food

A woman and teen girl smile and hold boxes of fresh tomatoes

Support our work

3 volunteers rescue food from the F1 Miami race in 2023

Site Lifetime Numbers - Established 2018


LBS of food kept from landfill


Meals Provided


LBS of Co2eq Offset


Food Donor Partners


Social Service Agency Partners



Our SITE Team

Site Director

Ellen Bowen

Ellen Bowen, Food Rescue US - South Florida site director

Community Engagement Coordinator

Jane Marie Russell

Jane Marie Russell

Site Associate

Laurita Santacaterina

Laurita Santacaterina, Site Associate at Food Rescue US - South Florida


Broward Site Coordinator

Wynne Avellanet

Wynne Avellanet

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Food Donors

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Social Service Agencies

Adopt a Family Miami LLC (Miami Beach)
All Souls Episcopal Church (Miami Beach)
Be the Change South Florida (South Miami)
Bread of Life (Miami)
Broward Outreach Center/Caring Place (Hollywood)
Broward Partnership (Fort Lauderdale)
Buddy System – check website for locations (Miami)
Caring for Miami (Miami)
Carrfour/Royalton House (Downtown Miami)
Camillus House (Downtown Miami)
Centro Mater Childcare (Little Havana)
Coconut Grove Crisis Food Pantry (Coconut Grove)
Coral Gables United Church of Christ (Coral Gables)
Cornerstone Ministries International (Miami)
Cosac Shelters (Fort Lauderdale)
Curleys House (Liberty City, Miami)
Enriched Foods Miami (Homestead)
Greenhaven Project Urban Farm (Overtown)
Grove Outreach (Coconut Grove)
Joseph Dreamhouse (Fort Lauderdale)
Joshua’s Heart (North Miami)
Kristi House Miami (Little Haiti)
Las Marianitas Convent Food Pantry (Opaloka)
Lighthouse Angels (Miami)
Miami Central Spanish SDA Church (Little Havana)
Miami Peniel Church of Nazarene (Little Haiti)
Miami Rescue Mission/ Caring Place (Wynwood)
MiamiChapman Partnership (Downtown Miami)
Miami Gateway Outreach Center (Deerfield Beach)
Miami Iglesia Rescate Food Pantry (Hialeah)
Ministerio Unidos en Amor Church of God (Hialeah)
Mirimar United Methodist Church (Miramar)
One World One Heart (Downtown Miami)
Salvation Army Shelter (Allapattah)
St. Andrews Episcopal Church (Pinecrest)
St. Hugh’s Parish (Coconut Grove)
Sundari Foundation, Inc. dba Lotus House (Overtown, Miami)
Village FREEdge Pantry (Liberty City, Miami)
YMCA of Allapattah (Allapattah)


Stephen P. Clark Building/Government Center

111 NW 1st Street, 1st Floor, Miami, FL 33128



Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust: 305-375-1490

111 Nw 1st St Ste 27-310, Miami, FL 33128-1902

Homeless Helpline: 877-994-4357 (Press 3)

National Call Center For Veteran Homelessness: 877-424-3838

List of Agencies