Food Rescue US (formerly 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, Food Rescue US is in nine cities in the US and our volunteers rescued 22 million pounds of fresh food for their communities in the last five years. Our goals is to eliminate food insecurity in the US.
To volunteer your time or to identify a need in your community, visit
How does Food Rescue US work?
We originally 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.