How it Works
Our dedicated rescuers will pick up your excess food and deliver it to a local human service agency, where it will be distributed to the food insecure. There is no minimum pound requirement to donate food, and we can come by on the days and times most convenient for you!
Feel free to review our Partner Benefits for more information.
Contact us to go over any questions you might have.
Partnering with RLC has been a great initiative that the entire office can get behind. Everyone from RLC is friendly, organized and I love knowing we are partnering together to help New York's homeless!” -Danielle Zellman, Cedar
Sign up today and we’ll email you more information about our program. We can then set up a call to learn more about your needs and our pickup process in detail!
Decrease Your Costs
Food vendors may receive enhanced tax savings through IRC Section 170(e)(3).
Manage your food waste with monthly data providing donation amounts by day.
Reduce your disposal costs by donating excess food that would otherwise be thrown out.
Support Your Community
Your excess food can feed the hungry in your neighborhood instead of landfills!
Reduce methane gases caused by food waste in landfills, which are more than 30 times worse than CO2.
Reduce the waste of natural resources used to produce and transport your food.
Positive Brand Association
Donate food and earn praise for serving the community and preserving the environment.
Receive PR! You and our volunteers are encouraged to send us pictures of food donations. We share our favorites on social media, in our monthly newsletters, and other marketing materials!
As long as your excess food was purchased from a licensed food vendor and prepared and handled according to food safety laws and regulations, we can rescue it! Feel free to review our Food Guidelines for more information.
Donating food is legal and encouraged by the federal government! As a food donor, you are protected under both The Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donation Act and The Food Donation Act of 2017 when you donate food to a charitable organization, such as RLC. There has never been a lawsuit related to donating food. In addition, RLC provides a hold harmless clause in all of our food donor agreements.