Volunteer

Food Rescue Hero app

Become a #FoodRescueHero

Our volunteers are our personal heroes. Seven days a week across six counties in western PA, thousands of people are saving good food from going to landfill.

With the 412 Food Rescue app, you can volunteer as much or as little as you’d like. Claim a weekly rescue to volunteer every week at the same place, same time. Or claim a one-time rescue that need to be transported as soon as possible.

It’s EASY to make a difference. And for whatever you do, we thank you.

Download the 412 Food Rescue app!

Download a Food Rescue Hero Parking Pass

*This is not an official parking pass – please follow all local parking rules while completing your food rescue.

Additional Volunteer Needs

Individually:

  • Food Rescue Hero– Download the 412 Food Rescue app to begin delivering surplus foods to nearby organizations serving communities burdened by hunger.
  • Good Food Project Assist our staff in transforming surplus foods into nutritious meals and fresh groceries lovingly prepared for our neighbors in need.
  • 412 Food Rescue Ambassador Are you eager to help spread the word about our mission? We attend a variety of community events throughout the year and often need assistance distributing promotional materials or with hands-on setup.
  • Administrative Support: We occasionally need assistance in our office with tasks such as stuffing swag bags or stamping envelopes.  Email info@412foodrescue.org to inquire about current opportunities. 

As a Group:

  • Food Rescue Takeover– Gather a group of friends or coworkers and see how many food rescues you can complete in one day! With food rescues coordinated seven days a week across six counties, there are always opportunities to pitch in. Download the 412 Food Rescue app to begin.
  • Good Food Project – Assist our staff in transforming surplus foods into nutritious meals and fresh groceries lovingly prepared for our neighbors in need.
  • UglyCSA – Seasonal assistance is needed from July – October to pack weekly produce shares for our UglyCSA subscribers.

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