Preventing perfectly good food from going to waste.

We use technology to:

iPhone with the Food Rescue Hero app

Mobilize volunteers

The Pittsburgh area has the largest volunteer-led food transport network in a single urban region.

Rescue good food

With the help of two trucks, one van, and thousands of volunteers, we're able to rescue perfectly good but unsellable food that would otherwise be wasted.

Feed our community

We deliver food to nonprofits that serve those experiencing food insecurity - and in some cases, directly to the doorstep of a neighbor in need.

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:

prevents greenhouse gases derived from food decomposing in landfills.

Project Stats


lbs. of surplus food rescued


meals provided


lbs. of CO2 mitigated

Our volunteers are our personal heroes. And with our team, they make our work happen.

BNY Mellon staff at a volunteer event

See how it works.

Watch the video.

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.