Be The Rescue

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.

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“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.

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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.

These businesses can include:

  • Grocery Stores
  • Restaurants
  • Hospitals
  • ​Schools
  • ​Performing Arts & Sports Arenas
  • Farms
  • Farmers’ Market
  • Corporate Dining Facilities
  • Hotels & Convention Centers

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
  • Soup Kitchens

Agencies who help people experiencing food insecurity:

  • Children
  • Families
  • Veterans
  • Homeless
  • Seniors

“Food Rescue US has been one of our strongest and most reliable means to redistribute food waste into the hands of our community.”

Patti Michiko

GNO Caring Collective, Social Service Agency, New Orleans, LA

Learn More

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

Follow @FoodRescueUS on Instagram!

Keep up to date. Stay Informed.

Stay in the know with all things Food Rescue US, join our mailing list today and support us in our mission!

Learn More. Make a Difference.

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