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


Upcycled Food Month: Real-Life “Chopped” Turns Surplus Food into Meals to End Hunger

June is Upcycled Food Month, a time to celebrate innovative ways to reduce waste and promote sustainability. At 412 Food…

Nourishing Pride: Food Insecurity in Pittsburgh’s LGBTQIA+ Community

Happy Pride Month, Pittsburgh! 🌈 As we celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community this month, bringing awareness to the community's unique challenges…

Run, Sip, Support: The PA Brewery Running Series Brings Communities Together

Much like combining water, hops, and barley results in a perfect brew, the PA Brewery Running Series blends fitness, community…

2024 Pittsburgh Marathon Recap

We are thrilled to celebrate the incredible achievements of our #MarathonHeroes! This year, 137 dedicated runners joined the 412 Food…
iPhone with the Food Rescue Hero app

Register for food rescue notifications

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.