Volunteer opportunity description

Rescuers transport food from our food donor partners to local homeless shelters, soup kitchens, and other human service agencies in our communities. Each food rescue event can be done on foot, and each event typically takes less than an hour. That means that less than a mile of walking and an hour of your time can reduce food waste and provide meals to those who need it most!

We are especially seeking passionate and committed leaders to join our leadership team of volunteers as a Lead Rescuer and commit to leading the same one or more Friday food rescue events on a weekly basis for 4 (or more!) months! 

Lead Rescuers:

  • Commit to leading at least one food rescue event on a weekly basis (the same event each week).
  • Lead other volunteers on food rescue events, take attendance, and report the number of pounds of food rescued. They essentially own their food rescue event/s for a four month period and ensure that the rescued food from each event arrives at its destination safely.
  • Must be 18 years or older.


Lead Rescuers are...

R esourceful

You’re an independent operator, and willing and able to find solutions to unexpected issues

L eaders

Not interested in sitting in the background, you’re ready to step up and lead the fight against food waste and food insecurity in our communities and inspire others to do the same

C ommitted

You understand the gravity of what we do, and you’re committed to ensuring that our partners receive a reliable food rescue service so that no food is wasted while the hungry are in need

Must be 18 years or older

Our volunteer needs

We need volunteers who are free at these times


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Rescuing Leftover Cuisine

Catherine Smiley
Program Director
(646) 592-2229
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