FEED BELLIES, NOT LANDFILLS! RLC "Rescuers" pick up excess consumable food from businesses to deliver it to organizations that provide food assistance to people of all ages, races, religions and backgrounds who are experiencing hunger, homelessness and food insecurity. Learn more about donating food as a business, receiving food as an organization or volunteering as a Food Rescuer below. Hope to have you aboard RLC Massachusetts!
Branch Founded: 2016
Nearly 1 in 8 households in Massachusetts are experiencing food insecurity
Meanwhile, 30-40% of food is thrown out, accounting for the largest category of material occupying municipal landfills. That’s where Rescuing Leftover Cuisine steps in.
RLCMA bridges the gap between food excess and insecurity
FOOD DONORS: Food safety is our priority. RLC only accepts food donations that are from federally ServSafe certified businesses, schools and organizations.
FOOD RECIPIENTS: Any organization freely serving those in need may sign up for our free service to receive food donations, on a recurring or sporadic basis.
FOOD RESCUERS: Whether you are 9 or 99, on 2 feet or 4 wheels, going solo or as a family or team, you can volunteer as frequently or as seldom as you would like!
Who we work with
We have all found ourselves facing challenges that are incomprehensible. The fear of being without food during these past months has been experienced by many families and senior citizens. Your donations to the City of Everett has relieved this fear to a great degree. Without all of the hard work you do, we wouldn't be able to feed the families in our City. I want to personally thank you for your unwavering commitment to feeding the vulnerable population of the City of Everett. On behalf of my family and I, we are grateful.
Mayor, City of Everett, Massachusetts
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fight hunger & food waste
protect the environment
rescue solo or as a team
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In the News
Massachusetts charities stretched thin
by coronavirus pandemic struggle to keep up with holiday demand
‘They are here for us’:
Local program aimed at distributing extra food to those in need asks for help
Brookline's Tatte Bakery & Cafe
partners with Rescuing Leftover Cuisine after staff show concern over food waste
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