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
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!
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fight hunger & food waste
protect the environment
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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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