RLC Rhode Island

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 Rhode Island!

Branch Founded: 2021


pounds rescued


meals provided

Nearly 1 in 4 households in Rhode Island 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.


RLCRI 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 or 4 wheels, going solo or as a team, you can volunteer as frequently or as seldom as you would like!

Volunteer with Us

Who we work with

Many families are very happy tonight. The food you delivered went to community families - which they always get excited for. Some people cry with gratitude...You’re doing great work...Thank you, again.

Rick Freitas

St. Ambrose Shelter

Join the Movement

Want to be a food   rescuer?

fight hunger & food waste

protect the environment

rescue solo or as a team

Are you a non-profit that needs food?

receive free & healthy food

tailored for your needs

save time & resources

Support Our Mission

Help us continue to fight food insecurity, food waste, and preserve the environment. All donations contribute directly to our efforts to feed hungry and food insecure individuals, children and families.


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Dana Siles

Rhode Island & Massachusetts Branch Director

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