40% of the
food produced
gets wasted.

412 Food Rescue prevents perfectly good
food from entering the waste stream.

 

We fight
hunger.

412 Food Rescue redirects fresh, healthy
food from going to landfills to serving
those who are food insecure.

 

We promote
sustainability.

Rescuing surplus food
preserves the resources that go
into food production and
prevents greenhouse gas impact
in landfills.

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412 Food Rescue creates programs and infrastructure designed to scale and replicate food recovery in urban regions.

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1300000
lbs. surplus food rescued
1100000
meals
720000
lbs. in CO2 emissions

Innovative Programs

Ugly CSA

Creates new markets for farmers via a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program for previously unsellable fruits and vegetables.

Hidden Harvest

Gleans from unharvested public and private city trees, orchards and urban gardens.

Food Education

Educates consumers on how to prevent food waste at home through programs that teach cooking skills and advocacy initiatives that raise awareness.

Product Innovation

We launch innovative products from food that would otherwise be wasted.

Food Rescue Heroes

Featured Donor: Paragon Foods

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Hear from Shane Hall, Paragon Foods’ Director of Customer Relations, about why ending #foodwaste is so important! Why is redirecting food…

Featured Volunteer: Steve Cherin

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Hear from Steve Cherin, a devoted #foodrescuehero, about his experiences reducing #foodwaste and #hunger in #Pittsburgh! How did you first learn…

Featured Partner: Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh

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Hear from Michelle Sandidge, Chief Community Affairs Officer with HACP, about her work and how her organization is connected to…

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