John, a 55 year old resident of Moravian Open Door, was limited to one cheese sandwich a day—no other food—until Rescuing Leftover Cuisine, Inc. (RLC) started to bring hot bowls of brown rice, chicken, and broccoli rescued from City Catering & Cafe to John’s temporarily residence.
Hundreds of restaurants just minutes from where John is staying are throwing out food every single night when they close.
Do you see a problem?
We do. And we have a solution. Here’s a snapshot of what RLC does:
· RLC strives to become the leading source for restaurant food waste solutions, using methods to curb hunger and make unused food available to all. We are shocked and dismayed that food waste can coexist with hunger at the level it does in our country, and we aim to change that.
· RLC fills the gap left by existing food rescue organizations that have minimum pound requirements upwards of 100 pounds for food that is donated. We service restaurants that want to donate food but can’t make the minimum. RLC has no minimum requirement, allowing restaurants of all sizes to join us in caring for individuals and for our planet.
· RLC has food safety as a priority. The food is transported within an average of thirty minutes, and always in less than an hour to ensure that it meets the food safety protocol that mandates potentially hazardous food cannot be left out in the temperature danger zone for more than two hours. RLC’s direct method of food donation ensures that no food is stored, and no chances of contamination can occur.
· RLC reaches communities far and wide. RLC’s model has expanded to 16 cities across the United States. We’re making a huge difference upon individual lives and in the world!
We're very proud of our accomplishments so far: 3 million pounds of food rescued since we started five years ago! That translates to 2.5 million meals provided to hungry people who otherwise might not eat. And we reduced enough carbon emissions to power 812 households. That’s a benefit for all of us!
Your gift will make a difference to individual lives, and to life on our planet. Please join us in making things better for all of us.
Thank you so much for caring about John and others like him, who—in this land of abundance—don’t get enough to eat. It’s not right.
Food is life.
Help us rescue more of it.