2 BILLION PEOPLE could be fed yearly with the amount of food America throws away each year – that is enough to end food hunger in the world. Be a part of the solution and join us and other rescuers to help deliver excess food to those who need it.
Become a Rescuer Today
Rescuers help bring food from our partners to a local homeless shelter. It takes less than an hour and you can set your own schedule , whether you want to help out daily, weekly, or sporadically
Our events at Rescuing Leftover Cuisine typically last 30 minutes (Some events are longer, some are shorter). On each event, we rescue an average of 50 pounds of food, which feeds about 40 people. It only takes 30 minutes to help feed over 40 people!
To sign up for events that work for your schedule, follow the below video to create an account and get started!
Become an Emergency Rescuer!
Can't make a weekly commitment but want to be notified of opportunities near you? Join as an Emergency Rescuer, and you can let us know when generally you'd be available and we will text you to alert you of opportunities near you as they come up!
What is a Lead Rescuer? A Lead Rescuer is a volunteer who leads others on food rescue events, takes attendance, and reports the number of pounds of food rescued. All of our food rescue events are led by one, and they ensure that the rescued food arrives at its destination safely. Lead Rescuers are trained and must attend an orientation session. They commit at least 1-2 hours a week for at least 3-4 months. Lead Rescuers also receive letters of participation on RLC's letterhead for proof of volunteering.