Prevent perfectly good food from going to waste.


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Download the 412 Food Rescue app:

iPhone with the Food Rescue Hero app

Register for food rescue notifications

Join the fastest growing and largest community of volunteers -- Food Rescue Heroes -- in the country and get an alert when a food rescue is available to claim.

Find a food rescue nearby

Claim a route that works for your schedule - in about 30 minutes you'll pick up and deliver fresh, nutritious food - so people who need it can be nourished by it.

Feed people, not landfills

One food rescue at a time delivers fresh food to nonprofits who serve our neighbors experiencing food insecurity, and makes a huge impact on our community.

We fight food waste:

Up to 40% of food that is produced is wasted.

We fight hunger:

1 in 7 people goes hungry every day.

We protect the environment:

Food waste generates the most toxic greenhouse gas in landfills.

Project Stats


lbs. of surplus food rescued


meals provided


lbs. of CO2 mitigated

Our volunteers are our heroes -- our beloved Food Rescue Heroes -- and together we are transforming our community.

BNY Mellon staff at a volunteer event

See how it works.

Watch the video.

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Fast Company

Chances are, all that leftover food from your office party or wedding might end up in a dumpster—and eventually the landfill. Unless a hero swoops in.