Philly Food Rescue knows that good food belongs to people, not landfills. We strive to eliminate food insecurity and food waste, utilizing volunteers to rescue and redirect surplus food from businesses to nearby organizations serving our neighbors.

Our Goal: Eliminate Food Waste & Resource Communities

21% of Philadelphians — over 300,000 people in the city — are hungry.

Philly has the highest poverty rate among the nation’s top ten cities. 

We waste up to 40% of our food globally — translating to over 1.3 billion tons annually.

Our Vision

Rescuing fresh, perishable food before it goes to waste, we strive to provide service without burden, dispatching donations to local communities and organizations so that surplus becomes wholesome meals on our neighbors’ tables the very same day the foods are offered for donation.

How We Do It

Using Food Rescue Hero technology, Philly Food Rescue:

  • Works with food donors to coordinate and schedule one-time or regular donation pickups.
  • Coordinates a last-mile transportation network, dispatching volunteer drivers to deliver donations earmarked for designated community partners in a timely manner.
  • Tracks giving and data, measuring impact on hunger and the environment.