RLC New Orleans, LA

Welcome to Rescuing Leftover Cuisine – New Orleans, the newest branch dedicated to bringing excess food to areas of high food insecurity. In a city known for its exceptional cuisine, we set our focus on the many local restaurants and grocery stores within the thriving Nola food industry. The food-rich culture of our city is coupled with a high level of need, and we are excited to establish partnerships with local grassroots organizations that distribute donated meals. We strive to create a synergy that will address both food waste and hunger, matched to our city’s unique setting.

Branch Founded: 2020

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Nearly 2 in 10 households in New Orleans, LA are experiencing food insecurity

15.8% of household in Louisiana experience food insecurity, which is higher than the national rate of 11.7%

This is an improvement from 18.4% previously reported in the 2013-2015 period, but still higher than the state's pre-Katrina levels

Louisiana also outpaces the rest of the South, which has a food insecurity rate of 13%


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RLC New Orleans bridges the gap between food excess and insecurity

RLC NOLA is identifying areas where food security is most prominent and working to send our resources to those in need

We are teaming up with local businesses to turn food waste into fuel for our own community

We are partnering with community organizations around the city to ensure that the food we rescue is streamlined to hungry hands


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Who we work with

“Through the donations and combined support from every food donor, staff member, and brave volunteers, a tremendous impact has been made by keeping food on the table for dozens of our families. Our gratitude cannot be expressed enough. Through everyone's dedication and open hearts, our community is still standing strong and united.”


R. Kim Bailey

The Door Supportive Housing

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Help us continue to fight food insecurity, food waste, and preserve the environment. All donations contribute directly to our efforts to feed hungry and food insecure individuals, children and families.


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