Completing food rescues is a great way to complete student driving or community service hours!

“412 Food Rescue is a really cool volunteer experience! I completed three rescues as part of my senior service project. It made me happy to help others, and it’s great that the food does not go to waste.”

– Luke

It feels so good helping Pittsburgh neighbors experiencing food insecurity!
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Download the 412 Food Rescue app


Be a Food Rescue Hero today!

Our volunteers are our personal heroes. Seven days a week across six counties in the Pittsburgh region, Food Rescue Heroes transport surplus food donations from retailers to nearby communities burdened by hunger.

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.

Regardless, you can give back when it fits best into your schedule. It’s easy to make a difference. And for whatever you do, we thank you. 

Food Rescue Hero app

The 412 Food Rescue app is available for iOS or Android. Register to become a Food Rescue Hero today! You’ll receive notifications when new rescues are available and our tech will guide you every step of the way. Join the movement of thousands who believe good food belongs to people, not landfills.

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