Community Plates is a non-profit we started a few years ago to end American food insecurity by directly transferring fresh, usable food that would have otherwise been thrown away from restaurants, markets and other food industry sources to food-insecure families throughout the U.S.
To date, Community Plates is in seven cities in the US and our volunteers rescued five million pounds of food for their communities in 2015 alone. We hope to be in 20 cities by 2016 and within 10 years completely eliminate food insecurity in the US.
To volunteer your time or to identify a need in your community, visit http://communityplates.org/join-us/.
How does Community Plates work?
We developed an app on our Peach Platform to make it simple for volunteers to rescue the food by handling the logistics. We even received the The Computerworld Honors Program 21st Century Achievement Award for the category Human Services at a June 3, 2013 ceremony in Washington, DC.