LOVE IS #FREE Book Release + 2020 Impact Report

By July 23, 2021August 4th, 2022Events

July 22, 2021
@ The Residency

412 Food Rescue shared an important update on food access in the region as Leah Lizarondo and the team presented the collective impact of our food donors, nonprofit partners and volunteers. Extraordinary action was taken by the 412 Food Rescue and Food Rescue Hero communities in response to the challenges caused by the unforeseen 2020 crisis.

The Pittsburgh community showed up in ways that prove that the collective power of people, armed with a powerful technology platform, can do amazing things:

We were able to surmount one of the biggest logistical obstacles that we knew would make the biggest impact to the most vulnerable: Home Delivery. Over 3,000 homes reached.
We filled the bellies of hungry children when the schools closed by launching a bust stop food distribution program. Nearly 30,000 meals distributed.
We supported local restaurants and the people behind them with Community Takeout – buying meals to distribute to those in need. 200,000 meals purchased from 60 restaurants. 

And so much more.

Please, take some time to learn more about the unprecedented and momentous impact you made possible by reading through the 2019-2020 Impact Report.

After the presentation, the 412 Food Rescue team celebrated their dedicated volunteers with the release of LOVE IS #FREE: 100 Food Rescue Hero Stories to Inspire – a book collaboration with Pittsburgh artist Baron Batch, Chancelor Humphrey of Keep Pittsburgh Dope, and poet Veronica Corpuz.

On behalf of our team and our partners: Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.