Preventing perfectly good food from going to waste in Pittsburgh & Southwest Pennsylvania.


Ending Food Waste at Home

The following information is provided by Food Rescue Hero 10 years ago, consumer-facing businesses were tied with our homes for…

Gordon Food Service donates 2.5 tons of surplus from Pittsburgh food show

On April 10th, 412 Food Rescue rescued 5,760 lbs of food from the annual Gordon Food Service’s Food Show at…

Islamic Center of Pittsburgh Food Pantry Volunteers: Fighting food insecurity for all Pittsburghers

“It’s really nice to see everyone from all different faiths, backgrounds identities come together and volunteer for the same purpose,”…

Pittsburgh Penguins & Giant Eagle: A Winning Team for Pittsburgh Food Access

In a display of community spirit and solidarity, the Pittsburgh Penguins and Giant Eagle teamed up to support combating food…
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Join the fastest growing and largest community of volunteers, download our app and turn on notifications to get an alert when a food rescue is available to claim.

Find a food rescue nearby

Claim a rescue route that works for your schedule, available daily and weekly - in as little as 30 minutes you'll pick up and deliver fresh, nutritious food.

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 5 Pittsburghers is experiencing food insecurity.

We protect the environment:

Food waste generates the most toxic greenhouse gas in landfills.

SINCE 2015



lbs. of surplus food rescued

Equivalent to more than


meals provided



lbs. of CO2 mitigated

Alongside our amazing volunteers, known as Food Rescue Heroes - together we are transforming the communities all around us.

2020 World Changing Idea Award Winner

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.