New Jersey is one of the wealthiest states in the country. However, as of 2019, 9.9% of the population is food insecure which includes 8.9 % of children under the age of 18. The onset of the Covid-19 pandemic increased these percentages drastically. RLC NJ hopes to contribute to reducing those numbers significantly in 2022. RLC New Jersey currently operates in Jersey City, Hoboken, Bayonne, and Union City. We are always looking for Food Donor Partners as well as volunteers to help rescue food from places like cafes, restaurants, meal delivery stores, bakeries, and more. Whether you'd like to be a Food Rescuer, Food Donor, offer your connections, or contribute financially, please send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org
Branch Founded: 2020
Nearly 1 in 7 households in New Jersey are experiencing food insecurity
Among children, food insecurity is associated with anemia; asthma; depression and anxiety.
Food insecurity may lead to health conditions like Diabetes.
Food insecure adults had annual health care expenses $1,834 higher than food secure adults.
RLC NJ bridges the gap between food excess and insecurity
We redistribute our food donor's leftovers to nonprofit organizations directly serving people with food insecurity.
We work with our volunteers to find community organizations in need of fresh leftovers.
We are connecting with new food donors to redistribute more nutritious foods.
Who we work with
The working women of York Street Project's St. Mary's Residence are doing everything society asks but are still living far below the poverty level. It means having to choose between paying bills or having something to eat. York Street Project and RLC are a perfect match: their weekly delivery of rescued Panera donations subsidizes our residents’ food budget allowing them to stretch their dollar to use in other ways.
York Street Project
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