Become a Food Rescuer

Get Paid to Rescue Food!

Food Rescuers are paid to transport food from our food donor partners to local homeless shelters, soup kitchens, and other human service agencies in our communities. Each food rescue event typically takes less than an hour. Food rescues may be completed by public transport, by personal vehicle, on foot and even by bicycle. With just an hour of your time, you can help reduce food waste and provide meals to those who need it most all around the country!

What day?

Any day

What time?

You choose

What neighborhood?

Pickup opportunities in all five boroughs

Our food rescue events are scheduled to occur on a recurring, weekly basis, and take place morning, noon, and night, seven days a week. Whether it’s once-a-month, once-a-week, or once-a day you can be your own boss and earn money while providing a reliable food rescue service by fostering community connections to reduce food waste and food insecurity!

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I started rescuing with RLC over 3 years ago. To say I love this organization is an understatement. Their model is perfect for people with busy schedules... for those who feel like they want to help their community but don't have time. Carving out just 30 minutes to an hour out of your week to rescue food that would be thrown away helps reduce waste, feed the hungry, and save lives. It's that simple. And it's fun!"

Lauren Lead Rescuer

I've had a really awesome experience with RLC. I've had some amazing volunteers and I've created a lot of meaningful relationships with the folks living at the human service agencies I'd bring food to...Can't thank you all enough!"

Eva former Core Rescuer