We are delighted to have been invited to the Light of Life Seasonal Advisory Press Conference on October 27, 2022.
In partnership with Light of Life Rescue Mission, we are supplying food for a pilot program for individuals who are on the brink of homelessness. In a joint statement from Jerrel. T Gilliam and Jen England,
“By providing food to these individuals, they can use their money to pay their rent, heating bills or other expenses. It’s one less financial burden to help them through a difficult period and keep them off the streets.”
We are so proud of our partnership with Light of Life Rescue Mission. So far in 2022, we have delivered 221K meals, about 56K more meals to Light of Life Mission than to our second largest nonprofit partner, so far this year.
Last year, in Q4 alone, 412 Food Rescue delivered 1 million meals around the Greater Pittsburgh region. These meals were delivered using the 412 Food Rescue app powered by Food Rescue Hero by over 1,400 volunteers – our Food Rescue Heroes – in the greater Pittsburgh area to 620 nonprofit partners.
We fully anticipate a much higher level of need this quarter in the face of rising gas prices and inflation, and are so proud to be making inroads not only on food insecurity, but in closing the healthy food gap even amidst so many adverse factors.
412 Food Rescue is able to achieve this because, where 15% of food donated nationally is fresh food, 87% of food recovered by 412 Food Rescue is fresh food. 52% of food that goes to waste is produce – the type of food that is difficult to access for those in poverty or experiencing food insecurity.
We are motivated to recover more nutritious food from getting wasted because we see how our work is closing the healthy food gap for the neighbors we serve. We proudly partner with Light of Life Mission to give access to nutritional food.
We need volunteers now more than ever, as we grow into more communities in the Greater Pittsburgh area. Since 87% of the food donated is fresh, timely delivery is essential, from your local grocery store to your local nonprofit.
Our volunteers – our Food Rescue Heroes – are people like you and me, and we show up for our neighbors every day. In fact, we deliver at a 99% service level, with 260 food retailers as food donors and 320 nonprofit partners who provide this fresh nutritious food to our neighbors who need it most.