Welcome to the Food Rescue Locator, a directory of organizations across the United States that rescue, glean, transport, prepare, and distribute food to the needy in their communities. Often staffed by volunteers, food rescue programs play an important role in feeding the hungry and reducing food waste. Please contact the individual food recovery organizations to learn about donation needs, guidelines and potential tax deductions before donating food.
During a dreary 1999-2000 winter in France, filmmaker Agnès Varda explored modern-day gleaning in the documentary The Gleaners and I. The 17-year-old gem of a film, which can be streamed on Amazon or Netflix, is worth a watch for anyone interested in the interwoven threads of waste, poverty, and human ingenuity.
This month, we’re teaming up with Jordan Figueiredo, anti-food-waste activist and founder of endfoodwaste.org, to spread the love for food rescue organizations and volunteers that are reducing food waste and hunger in communities around the country. Join in the #LoveFoodRescue movement by using our Food Rescue Locator to find organizations in your area to support.