The challenge:
wasted food & food insecurity

1 in 8 Americans experience food insecurity while $200 billion is being spent on food that will never be eaten.
That’s billions of pounds of food wasted, instead of going to those who need it.

Wasted Food



About 40% of food produced, processed, and transported in the U.S. is wasted and ends up in our landfills. Wasted food is a drain on our natural resources, our wallets, and our communities.

A Drain on Our Economy

As a nation, our taxes subsidize a large portion of our food production. Why waste our money? 10% of the U.S. energy budget is spent transporting food of which we still waste 40%. Nationally, we spend hundreds of billions of dollars growing, processing, and disposing of food that is never eaten.


Wasting Natural Resources & Contributing to Climate Change


Half of the U.S. land, 80% of fresh water, and 10% of the energy budget is spent bringing food to our tables*. When we waste 40% of food, we waste 40% of these natural resources. Worst yet, after wasted food ends up in landfills, it contributes to methane emissions that are 30 times worse than CO2. We have an opportunity three times a day to reduce and eliminate this massive carbon footprint.

*National Resource Defense Council

Food Insecurity

~ 770,000,000 food insecure people.
US government
38,300,000 food insecure people.

The Solution: Food Rescue with RLC

Food rescue closes the gap between wasted food and food insecurity with food that already exists. Diverting just 15% of currently wasted food would bring the number of food insecure Americans down by 50%.**

**Based on USDA & EPA Study

RLC’s solution works by matching our food donors to nonprofit organizations feeding the food insecure in our communities. With the help of our proprietary technology and amazing rescuers, we’re able to efficiently redistribute that excess food on a daily basis.

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We need your help to reduce wasted food and food insecurity. Learn more about how you can get involved.