What we're about

40% of food produced in the United States ends up in the dumpster.

If this fact turns your stomach, you're the type of volunteer we're looking for. Philly Food Rescue believes that good food belongs to people - not landfills.

Using technology developed by Uber, our non profit is rescuing food that would have gone to waste and distribute it directly to people who need it.

How it Works:
-when a local restaurant or grocery store has edible food items in danger of disposal, they contact, and we pair the donor through our app to a volunteer with the capacity to pick the items up. Some shipments may require an SUV while others can be carried on foot or bicycle.

-When a volunteer accepts a pick up, we pair then them to a recipient location nearby (i.e. community center, nursing center, daycare, faith based institution, etc.)

- the volunteer transports the food, logs the journey and goes about their day

Not all Heroes wear capes...but the best kinds bring food. ;-)

Volunteer with us today!

Upcoming events (5+)

Philly Food Rescue: Hero Training

Shoprite

Come learn more about the program and Rescue App! Learn how to handle food safely! Participate in guided discussions and demonstrations on how we can be more sustainable in our everyday lives! Partner with others who have made the commitment to sustainability and food access! Shoprite is one of our largest donors, and they are graciously allowing us to meet in their community room. Snacks will be provided.

Philly Food Rescue: Hero Training

Shoprite

Come learn more about the program and Rescue App! Learn how to handle food safely! Participate in guided discussions and demonstrations on how we can be more sustainable in our everyday lives! Partner with others who have made the commitment to sustainability and food access! Shoprite is one of our largest donors, and they are graciously allowing us to meet in their community room. Snacks will be provided.

Philly Food Rescue: Hero Training

Shoprite

Come learn more about the program and Rescue App! Learn how to handle food safely! Participate in guided discussions and demonstrations on how we can be more sustainable in our everyday lives! Partner with others who have made the commitment to sustainability and food access! Shoprite is one of our largest donors, and they are graciously allowing us to meet in their community room. Snacks will be provided.

Philly Food Rescue: Hero Training

Shoprite

Come learn more about the program and Rescue App! Learn how to handle food safely! Participate in guided discussions and demonstrations on how we can be more sustainable in our everyday lives! Partner with others who have made the commitment to sustainability and food access! Shoprite is one of our largest donors, and they are graciously allowing us to meet in their community room. Snacks will be provided.

Past events (10)

Philly Food Rescue: Hero Training

Shoprite

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