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Rescuing Leftover Cuisine

Why Waste?

As a nation, we have enough food to feed everyone. Yet, over 40 million individuals don’t know where their next meal will come from—while 40% of what we produce goes to waste.
Rescuing Leftover Cuisine
Rescuing Leftover Cuisine
Why Waste?

As a nation, we have enough food to feed everyone. Yet, over 40 million individuals don’t know where their next meal will come from—while 40% of what we produce goes to waste.

Rescuing Leftover Cuisine (RLC) helps get excess food to those who need it, by crowdsourcing transportation. Robert Lee, Louisa Chen, and Paul Sun noticed that larger food rescue organizations will only take in donations of 100 lbs. of food or more. They founded RLC to aggregate smaller donations which would otherwise go unused.

RLC created a web application that has volunteers sign up online, then gives them a food-rescuing route—they travel to a food business or event to pick up donations and then drop them off at a registered homeless shelter, food pantry, or soup kitchen. All volunteers need is about 30 minutes of spare time and transportation—whether it’s a car or just your own two feet.

Every $1 donated helps provide 8 meals for the hungry. Whether you donate time, food, or money, you’ll be making a difference in people’s lives and helping the environment, too.