FEED PEOPLE, NOT LANDFILLS! Volunteer as a Rescuer. Donate food as a business. Receive food as an organization. Support our mission. SPANNING 100 MILES between Newport, Rhode Island and Lawrence, Massachusetts. Check out RLCMA via the Branches menu above.
Branch Founded: 2021
Nearly 1 in 4 households in Rhode Island are experiencing food insecurity
Meanwhile, up to 40% of food feeds landfills, accounting for the largest category of material occupying municipal landfills. Dollars spent on water, energy and labor invested to produce discarded food goes to waste, and climate change imposes threats to our ocean, air, economy and health.
RLCRI bridges the gap between food excess and insecurity
WE INVITE NONPROFITS to sign up as RLC Food Recipient Partners, a free service.
WE ENCOURAGE BUSINESSES to partner with RLC to donate their surplus food.
WE INSPIRE VOLUNTEERISM by hosting volunteer opportunities for one-time, sporadic or recurring Rescue Events, morning until night, 365 days a year.
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reduce hunger & wasted food
protect the environment
rescue solo or as a team
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tailored for your needs
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In the News
URI launches community education effort
to address food waste and access issues
Changing the way Rhode Islanders think about their food
A new program, Food Recovery for Rhode Island, aims to rescue and recycle food in order to address the state’s food waste and access issues.
RLC is determined
to rescue leftover food
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