DC’s Food Rescue US program featured on ABC

Our local chapter of Food Rescue US was recently featured on ABC! Check it out here.

Food Rescue US connects organizations with extra food to the nonprofits that need it. An ingenious app recruits volunteer “food runners” to shuttle the food from cafeterias, restaurants and other businesses to groups that help the homeless and other communities in need.

The ABC segment includes an interview with Kate Urbank, who leads Food Rescue US’s operation in DC, and is an active member of the DC Food Recovery Working Group. Also featured are local celebrity chef Spike Mendelsohn, whose We, The Pizza restaurants make regular contributions and  Shirley’s Place, a drop-in center on Capitol Hill.

As the segment highlights, volunteering for Food Rescue US is very easy. You can select runs based on your schedule, and the entire process usually takes less than an hour. You also see the impact you’re making immediately — good food stays out of the trash and people in need get to eat.

Sign up and download the Food Rescue US app: https://foodrescue.us/

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