412 Food Rescue
40% of all food goes to waste while 1 in 7 goes hungry. 412 Food Rescue is a nonprofit with an innovative technology-based model that aims to fight hunger and promote sustainability by preventing perfectly viable food from entering the waste stream and directly distributing to those who are hungry. Over 1,000 Food Rescue Heroes connect to our app to help rescue food and end hunger.
Housing authority residents were interviewed about the impact rescued food has had on their lives, below are a few comments.
"Before 412 I went hungry. I ate peanut butter and crackers and cereal. I just fed myself the best I could. Now I have good meals with what I buy with food stamps and cash along with 412. I can manage this into so many meals and snacks."
"Residents are really starting to get excited about [412 Food Rescue deliveries] because there is always something different and we never know what we are going to get…and we have had some really cool surprises."
"We have always eaten a lot of fruits and vegetables, so [the food delivery] has really added to our diet; more fruits and vegetables. My kids like vegetables, but they also like fruit, so a lot of times we now have a fruit and vegetable with every meal. I think that is pretty good. It cuts out the starch. Now we have a meat and a veggie and a fruit, and they are not eating the rice and pasta as much because we have replaced it with a helping of fruit or two veggies. It has helped a lot."