WHAT: Works to reduce food waste by picking up leftover food from restaurants and delivering it to local charities.

Food Rescue US has solved one of the biggest barriers to food donation—transportation.  Volunteers transfer excess food from businesses and restaurants to agencies that service people with too little.

Using a handy app, 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. Example: St. Mark’s parishioners Susan Sedgewick and Maureen Shea have picked up food at We the Pizza for delivery 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.