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  • This Month's Nonprofit: Rescuing Leftover Cuisine

    100% of April donations will go to Rescuing Leftover Cuisine

    Rescuing Leftover Cuisine is a national 501(c)3 non-profit food rescue organization, operating in 16 cities and headquartered in New York City, that provides solutions to prevent excess wholesome cuisine from being wasted. Rescuing Leftover Cuisine provides services such as food waste consulting, excess food delivery, co-branding services, and tax credit assistance.

     

    Rescuing Leftover Cuisine approaches the two large issues of hunger and food waste in three main ways.

     

    First, they localize the issues into sets of communities that can help sustain themselves. Rescuing Leftover Cuisine crowdsources the solution of the transportation to the members of the public in these communities as volunteers. After identifying the homeless shelters of a needy community, they proactively find restaurants, hotels, and catering companies with excess food in that vicinity that could help support these disadvantaged communities.

    Second, Rescuing Leftover Cuisine leverages technology to facilitate the identification and handling of excess food. Thus, partner food providers report when excess food is occurring and a web application is used to engage community members, because volunteering with Rescuing Leftover Cuisine can be as easy as taking a brisk walk.

     

    Third, they tackle food waste at its root, aiming to eliminate as much food waste as possible and bringing the remaining excess food to where it is needed most. The data of when food waste occurs is used in the analysis of what types of food waste could be avoided, and Rescuing Leftover Cuisine suggests ways that partner food providers can reduce waste at its root.

  • Coming up...

    We'll be supporting the following nonprofits in the coming months. Have an organization we should know about? Head to our Contact page and let us know about them!

    May 2019: Springboard Collaborative

    Philadelphia, PA

    June 2019: Detroit Food Academy

    Detroit, MI