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Food Rescue


With Food Rescue University, partners learn to launch and scale effective food recovery organizations.

About Food Rescue University

Food Rescue University is an educational resource for launching and growing food rescue organizations. This innovative tool offers in-depth courses based on the collective successes of 412 Food Rescue in Pittsburgh and our partner food rescue organizations in other cities.

The Food Rescue University (FRU) tool offers six courses, covering topics that include the basics of food rescue, technology, dispatch, working with food donors and nonprofit partners, and recruiting volunteers.

Paired with the Food Rescue Hero platform, FRU’s goal is to provide everything an organization needs to create and/or grow a food rescue program in their city.

Food Rescue Hero network members have full access to Food Rescue University where they can learn everything from the basics of how to use FRH technology to how to pitch potential donors.

Free resources are also available to those who are interested in learning more about food rescue.

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Food Rescue 101

Introduction to Food Rescue
Key Differentiators

Food Rescue Hero Technology Basics

Introduction to FRH Tech
New Donors &NPP
One time Rescues
Recurring Rescues
Advanced Management


A Day in the life
Customer Support
Advanced Dispatch

Food Donors

Food Procurement
Food Donor Management
Retail Chains

Nonprofit Partners

Nonprofit Partner Management
Unique Distribution Sites


The Volunteer Experience
Volunteer Recruitment
Food Safety