BNY Mellon staff at a volunteer event

Engage your team.

We offer a variety of ways that your group or company can help further our mission of fighting food insecurity and food waste, and improving food access. We are so grateful to work alongside amazing people to achieve a common goal and are excited for the possibilities our partnership will bring!

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Good Food Project: Grocery Bagging

In partnership with the Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh (HACP), large food donations are repackaged weekly into 500+ individual grocery bags and redistributed to HACP residents. Your team will work together, unloading bulk food donations, repackaging into into single servings, and creating bags of fresh food for distribution.

Groups of up to 15

3-4 hours

Tue 12pm-4pm
Wed 10am-1:30pm

Must be able to lift ~25 lbs

Good Food Project: Kitchen Prep

The Good Food Project, a zero-waste kitchen nestled inside the Millvale Food + Energy Hub, stabilizes bulk surplus food by transforming it into healthy, heat-and-eat meals. Volunteer sous chefs assists with food prep and packaging. No kitchen experience is required.

Groups of up to 5

4-5 hours

Mon-Thur 10am-3pm
Fri 10am-2pm

Good Food Project Takeover

Larger groups will rotate through both Grocery Bagging and Zero Waste Kitchen Prep programs.

Min: 8 people
Max: 20 people

4-5 hours

Tuesday 12-4pm
Wednesday 10am-3pm

App Takeover

Guided by our friendly, intuitive app, our Food Rescue Heroes recover fresh, healthy food from retailers and transport it directly to nonprofit partners serving those facing food insecurity. We'll host a quick orientation, then your team will take off for food rescues, while we tell your story via all social platforms.

3-6 vehicles; 2-3 people per vehicle

3-4 hours



The 2024 seasonal FarmShare program creates a market for local, fresh produce from local farms get distributed and redirected from going to waste.

Location: Millvale Food + Energy Hub 112 E. Sherman St. Millvale Pa 15209

Activity: Packing fruits and veggies into paper bags or “shares” to be distributed to local FarmShare subscribers.

Groups up to 12

Tues 10am-2pm
Weds 10am-1:30pm
Thurs 10am-2pm

Volunteers are asked to wear closed toed shoes, bring a bottle of water, and come ready to work! Please fill out the Volunteer Waiver before arrival.

Restrictions: All volunteers must be comfortable lifting 25 lbs. Minors (under 18) are not permitted to volunteer. 412 Food Rescue reserves the right to deny participation to volunteers who do not report to the FarmShare after reserving a shift. Please provide a minimum of 48 hours for cancellations.

Hidden Harvest

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For larger groups, volunteering opportunities are still available! Email

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