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Rescuing Food for Hungry People


Rescuing food for redistribution helps match excess food with non profits serving in the food security area. Food security is a global issue- both in and outside of disaster zones.


In this episode we speak with Leah Lizarondo, founder of Food Rescue Hero and co-founder of 412 Food Rescue about the work she does, and how that is impacting food security in the US and beyond. Leah serves as CEO for both organizations. Food Rescue Hero is a social enterprise with a technology, logistics and civic engagement model that aims to fight hunger and promote sustainability by preventing perfectly good food from entering the waste stream and directly distributing to organizations and individuals who are experiencing food insecurity.


The Food Rescue Hero platform is used by food recovery nonprofits in soon to be 8 cities in the US and 1 in Canada including San Francisco, Los Angeles, Philadelphia and Vancouver. 412 Food Rescue is a food recovery organization utilizing the Food Rescue Hero technology platform, serving the Pittsburgh region.


The Food Rescue Hero platform has facilitated the recovery of over 28 million pounds of food from going to waste via technology that mobilizes over 18,000 drivers in 7 cities --food rescue heroes--the largest on-demand volunteer food transport network performing at a 99% service level. Food Rescue Hero's innovative distribution model success fully bridges the last mile to impact food insecurity.Food Rescue Hero is a social enterprise with a technology, logistics and civic engagement model that aims to fight hunger and promote sustainability by preventing perfectly good food from entering the waste stream and directly distributing to organizations and individuals who are experiencing food insecurity.





For more information: www.foodrescuehero.org.


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