The Food Rescue program aims to bridge the gap between Food Waste and Food Insecurity.
Food Rescue is a program in which students are encouraged to donate their unopened food items during lunch to someone in need in their community. The food is placed in bins on their cafeteria tables and then donated to a food shelter or back to the school iteself.
Students are directly involved in the Food Rescue process through donation and volunteerism. The community is also engaged as volunteers aid with the transportation of the saved food and many community members are the recipients of the food. The program is a valuable experience to all those who partake in it!
If you would like to start a Food Rescue in your school, check out our Start Your Own page! It provides resources for both planning and implementing your own program.