Want to rescue uneaten food and drive it to organizations who feed people in need? Or get your hands dirty harvesting crops left on the field? Or maybe you want to help sort food at a food bank? Below are some great organizations to volunteer with!

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Become a Food Runner
Join a Gleaning Trip
Organizations to Volunteer With
Volunteer with the DC Food Recovery Working Group

Become a Food Runner

Check out Food Rescue US, DC’s First Food Runner Program!!!

If you need help with:

  • transportation of your food donations
  • need to receive more food donations
  • would like to make a difference with hunger and food waste in DC by volunteering to help transport food donations

Food Rescue US is food runner app, that’s been around for more than a half decade in numerous cities around the country, that successfully organizes volunteers to help transport food donations to places that need food, overcoming one of the biggest barriers in food recovery: transportation.

Community Food Rescue
Montgomery County Food Runner Program

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Join a Gleaning Trip

Gleaning is the act of collecting leftover crops from farmers’ fields after they have been commercially harvested or on fields where it is not economically profitable to harvest. Check out our Glean page to learn how you can volunteer to glean!

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Organizations to Volunteer With


Capital Area Food Bank

DC Central Kitchen

Food for All DC

Food Not Bombs DC

Martha’s Table

Miriam’s Kitchen

So Others Might Eat

Thrive DC


Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC)


Manna Food Bank

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Volunteer with the DC Food Recovery Working Group

  • Website development
  • Social media promotion
  • Resource development (flyers, pamphlets, etc.)
  • Translations of resources into other languages
  • Outreach

Or join our monthly working group meetings to learn more about how to get involved.

Please email dcfoodrecovery@gmail.com if interested.

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