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You can help reduce food waste! Food Rescue US has solved one of the biggest barriers to food donation—transportation. The group enlists volunteers to transfer excess food from businesses and restaurants that have too much to agencies that service people with too little.
Using a handy app, the volunteers self-select food runs that fit their schedules; the whole process usually takes under an hour. It is very satisfying to know that food is going where it is needed. For example, St. Mark’s parishioners Susan Sedgewick and Maureen Shea have been picking up food at We the Pizza and delivering it to Capitol Hill Group Ministry’s day hospitality center, Shirley’s Place.
Numerous runs are available every day of the week and in locations throughout the D.C. metropolitan area. You can sign up for as many or a few as you like. For more information and to download the app, go to the website at www.foodrescue.us.