We are ready to DOUBLE the meals we rescue to feed the hungry! You can help!
Hello! I am Victoria, Registered dietitian, mother of four and passionate about connecting people in poverty with food and wellness. We NEED your help. I'm raising money for Philly Food Rescue because we are ready to double our impact! We were chosen as a finalist in the Full City Challenge with Economy League and Billy Penn. The time to help is now because we have the opportunity to match each dollar we raise and any donation will help make an impact. Your contribution is invaluable to change hunger to health. Thanks in advance for your contribution to this cause that means so much to me.
GOOD FOOD TO GOOD PEOPLE IS OUR MISSION 40% of food is wasted. On average, 1.3 million pounds of edible food is wasted in Philly each month, while 1 in 5 are hungry. Food waste generates 3.3 billion tons of carbon dioxide globally, which contributes to climate change.
The last 6 months: with 30 weekly volunteers and 150 app downloads: 100,000 lbs of food in 6 months which is 83,000 meals directly to those in need.
Sites: Philly Food Rescue (PFR) addresses this disconnect by directly distributing food surplus to community sites and organizations that serve those in need- housing authority, senior centers, schools, nonprofits, food pantries. This increases food access points in the city and makes food readily available in normalized settings therefore decreasing stigma and increasing dignity.
Food: PFR only rescues fresh, perishable food—healthy food—and directly distribute to organizations. We do not charge for food or membership to the network. We do not bank. Some items foods include produce, bakery, meat, dairy & prepared food.
Donors: Philly Food Rescue empowers food retailers-grocers, wholesalers, restaurants, caterers, universities & other food providers to move toward zero waste. Food providers often do not have the operations resources to consistently redirect food to community organizations and nonprofits must use scarce resources to recover food that benefit those they serve. PFR facilitates the solution through our tech-based volunteer-fueled transportation.
Rescue Heroes: The Philly Food Rescue Hero App will send an alert of an available food donation and a rescue volunteer will transport food from the donor to community site in 30 minutes or less. Recipients and volunteers are trained in serve safe. This creates convenient volunteer opportunities for all schedules and ages to enjoy! PFR empowers Philadelphians to solve hunger for Philly & surrounding area. Only in partnership with you can we serve those who are most in need.
The Full City Challenge gives us the opportunity to match all funds raised and pilot a volunteer recruitment and engagement program that will double the amount of food we can rescue and give to those in need from 20,000 a month to 40,000 a month - that is 33,000 meals a month to those in need. Each donation will make a big impact. Would you help us accomplish this goal?