Partnering with local grocers, restaurants, and farmers to transport excess food to our recipient network of hunger relief organizations.
In 3 months, our Food Rescue Team has already distributed over 12,500 LBS of excess food to our network of hunger-relief organizations in Philadelphia!
With only two drivers, a little free time, and a lot of love, our first food rescue team in Philadelphia offers proof that students really can change their communities.
Our job is to create a nourishing connection between grocery stores, restaurants, farmers and other food suppliers to local hunger-relief organizations, in order to divert food waste to community members in need.
1/3 of all food produced in the U.S. is thrown out each year.
Thats 63 million tons of edible food! Learn more here.
All the while…
1 in 7 people suffer from hunger in the U.S.
You may be asking yourself, how could there be all this waste, with so many people facing hunger? The food sharing system is often restricted by a number of factors, including cost, labor, transportation, and perishability. Our goal is to provide a service that resolves these challenges. Of the 63 million tons of food wasted, only a portion is recoverable by rescue services like Sharing Excess, but this portion can still provide hundreds of millions of meals each year. We need more businesses to get involved in food recovery, especially in cities like Philadelphia where 1 in 5 people are suffering from hunger.
Food recovery can save businesses money every year.
Grocers, restaurants, cafes, farmers and other food businesses can all receive tax credits or deductions from the government for donating their excess food to 501(c)(3) nonprofits like ours. We make the reporting process simple. Together, we can help businesses share food excess while saving money to create a sustainable model of impact.
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