It matches food donations to the appropriate nonprofits, coordinates a last-mile transportation network of volunteers, trains volunteers on food safety and tracks data and analytics—measuring impact on hunger and the environment.
Food Rescue Hero
Food Rescue Hero is a technology platform and mobile app that mobilizes volunteers to transport surplus food to those who can use it.
The Food Rescue Hero app addresses the logistical challenges of food rescue through community-powered networks. Volunteer drivers are alerted when surplus food is available to be picked up near them. Since its launch in 2016, the app has redirected more than 8.6 million pounds of perfectly good food from landfills to the people who need it.
Food Rescue Hero was developed and launched in Pittsburgh and is now being used by hunger relief and food rescue groups in Cleveland, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Northern Virginia, Los Angeles, Vancouver, and more. In support of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, our goal for Food Rescue Hero is to implement technology in 100 cities by 2030.
Bring Food Rescue Hero To Your Area
Food Rescue Hero has the power to help both existing and new organizations launch food rescue in their area.