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Join us and be a Food Rescue hero!

Our volunteers are our personal heroes. And they make our work happen. With the Food Rescue Hero app, you can volunteer as much or as little as you’d like. You can claim a weekly rescue that allows you to volunteer every week at the same time. Or, you can claim one-time rescues that are more unpredictable.

Regardless, you can give back when it fits best into your schedule. And for whatever you do, we thank you. 

We live in a world in which we need to share responsibility. It’s easy to say. 'It’s not my child, not my community, not my world, not my problem.' Then there are those who see the need and respond. I consider those people my heroes.

Fred Rogers
Food Rescue Hero app

Download the app

Download and register on the Food Rescue Hero app on iOS or Android and sign up to be a food rescue hero! Once you complete 3 rescues, you’ll be invited to take our mobile food safety training quiz to keep rescuing.

No car?

412 Food Rescue has partnered with Zipcar and Healthy Ride to give everyone access to transportation for food rescues.

Here are other ways to get involved:


  • Food rescue
  • Outreach + Special Event Support: Throughout the year, we participate in and host a variety of events like community gatherings, dinners, fundraisers, and more. Volunteers can assist with hands-on event setup, breakdown, greeting guests, loading materials, and more. Email sara@412foodrescue.org to learn more.
  • Administrative Support: We occasionally need assistance in our office with tasks such as stuffing swag bags or stamping envelopes.  Email info@412foodrescue.org to learn more.