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


Curbing the Summer Slump

For parents, summer break can be a challenging time to keep kids engaged and productive. A great solution: get them…

Pittsburgh Riverhounds’ Goalkeeper Eric Dick Championing Change On and Off the Field with 412 Food Rescue

The Pittsburgh Riverhounds' goalkeeper, Eric Dick, is making a significant impact both on and off the field this season through…
Press Release

Cinderlands Beer Co. teams up with 412 Food Rescue and Pane è Pronto

PITTSBURGH, PA— Cinderlands Beer Co. has teamed up once again with 412 Food Rescue and DiAnoia’s Eatery / Pane é Pronto for a special collaboration brew. Con Pane, meaning…

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…
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.