Rescuing Leftover Cuisine is excited to tell you that, together, we have officially surpassed our project goal of rescuing 10 million pounds of food! Your support has been key to this achievement by supporting staff, leading the charge on rescues, and helping develop our food rescue web-application to make food rescue efficient and enjoyable for Food Donors, Nonprofit Recipients, and Volunteers alike
To celebrate this accomplishment, we have created a new GlobalGiving project at www.globalgiving.org/projects/feed-people-not-landfills so we can continue the excellent work supported by our GlobalGiving community. If you have a recurring donation, fear not! We will transfer all recurring donations over to our new project page.
RLC's work is especially important this time of year, when families share meals together to celebrate the holidays. Be on the lookout for a new video highlighting the importance of food at the holidays with our Nonprofit Recipient partner, Polo Grounds Towers!
Please consider making a gift to RLC's new project page in honor of your loved ones this holiday season, which will directly impact your community by providing meals to the neighbors who may otherwise go without. After all, nothing spreads love quite like sharing a meal.
Wishing you a very Happy Holiday and a prosperous New Year! We can't wait to see what we can accomplish together in 2023!
Rescuing Leftover Cuisine is thrilled to announce that as of October 21st, we have officially surpassed our annual goal of 2 million pounds of food rescued in 2022! You have been instrumental in this achievement by supporting staff, leading the charge on rescues, and helping develop our food rescue web-application to make food rescue efficient and enjoyable for Food Donors, Nonprofit Recipients, and Volunteers alike.
It can be hard to imagine the sheer scale of 2 million pounds of rescued food. What does 2 million pounds look like? 2 million pounds is equivalent to the weight of 80 school buses, 2 Airbus A380 passenger jets, or 6 blue whales. That's a lot of food diverted from landfills!
For RLC, 2 million pounds looks like 1,666,666 meals served to the people who need them, 750,000 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions prevented from landfills, and over 1,500 volunteers making a difference in our community.
Thank you for supporting Rescuing Leftover Cuisine as we push for 2.5 million pounds of rescued food by the end of the year!
We can't believe that 2022 is already coming to a close! This has been a huge year for food rescue and for Rescuing Leftover Cuisine. In May of this year, RLC officially surpassed 8 million pounds of food rescued, and now in September, we have rescued 9 million pounds! Our community partners and supporters have been essential to our growth. As food rescue gains national attention via The Food Donation Improvement Act, we believe that now is the time to make food rescue the norm across all businesses with excess food. Thank you for supporting our mission and our expansion!
Thanks to your support, Rescuing Leftover Cuisine's mission is expanding quickly. So far this year, RLC surpassed 8 million pounds of food rescued, attended the ReFED 2022 Food Waste Solutions Summit, and held our Spring Gala, which gave us an opportunity to highlight our hard-working branches, the wonderful nonprofit recipients we partner with, and even show off a cooking demonstration for the folks at home who are fighting food waste in their own kitchens by making meals with their personal leftovers.
Your support is helping provide meals for people struggling to maintain food security and reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions resulting from food waste. To date, we have provided over 6.5 million meals and prevented over 3 million pounds of carbon dioxide from entering our atmosphere. Thank YOU for making the work we do possible.
"Our mission to share plant based goodness with the world has been made easier because of RLC. Feeding those in need as a means to overcome food waste is genius. Thanks, RLC, for answering and executing the call effortlessly!" - Chris Hodge, Chi Chi Vegan
We made it through to the other side, and what an ending to 2021 we had!
In the fall, we passed 7 MILLION lbs. of food rescued since 2013, with 1.2 millions rescued in 2021, helping countless Americans struggling to put food on the table. We have remained active in all of our 8 branches and are looking to expand our mission even further in 2022.
For the first time in RLC history we ranked number 1 out of over 5,000 organizations worldwide during the GlobalGiving GivingTuesday campaign! With the amazing support from all of our donors, we are equipped with the resources needed to take RLC to the next level. Thank you!
As we head into 2022, we are set on participating in much needed change in the world of food rescue. The pandemic highlighted a problem that has been present for decades: Hunger. We must ensure that as we recover from the last two years, we do not lose sight of the issue: food waste. And as our beneficiary, Michael, so accurately put it: "It is us the people... that make the real change".
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