Food Rescue Hero
Food Rescue Hero Partner Network
We partner with food rescue and hunger relief non-profits who have the vision and drive to grow and sustain a food rescue operation. Successful partners engage with community stakeholders, organize grassroots efforts and share a passion for acting locally and together, create global impact.
This network creates collective impact coordinated by Food Rescue Hero platform. We aim to support the work of organizations in 100 cities by 2030.
Today, our Food Rescue Hero Network measurably saves fresh nutritious food from going to waste in:
We partner with leaders in food and food recovery to advance our shared mission.
Our Impact on Food Insecurity
We focus on measuring our work’s impact on food insecurity. Our originating partner, 412 Food Rescue, has worked with the University of Pittsburgh to conduct extensive research on end-user impact using the USDA Food Insecurity Survey as rubric.
We use ESRI’s GIS platform to assess our impact on food access as we change food distribution models. Mobility and time barriers are not typically considered in the design of food access models—making food available is not enough as populations experiencing poverty and food insecurity face obstacles in transport access, child care and control of their time, making it difficult to get to traditional food banks or pantries.
Our technology enables a model of retail food recovery and redistribution—including home delivery—that radically changes food access, enabling more people in poverty to access like never before.