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

Our Goal

Eliminate Food Waste & Resource Communities

By The Numbers
300,000

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.

By the Numbers
1.3 Billion

Americans waste up to 40% of our food, contributing to 1.3 billion pounds wasted globally every year.

By the Numbers
75,000

Pounds of produce recovered at Share’s warehouse every week, in addition to retail rescue operations resourcing 200+ local nonprofits.

Our Vision

Every day, Share Food Program’s Philly Food Rescue works to ensure that wholesome food stays in our neighborhoods and doesn’t end up in the trash. We center food access, community, and sustainability in all we do.

Hunger Relief Innovation

Using Food Rescue Hero technology,
Philly Food Rescue:

  • Works with food donors and schedules donation pickups
  • Coordinates a last-mile transportation network, dispatching volunteer drivers to deliver donations directly to local community partners
  • Tracks giving and data, measuring real-time impact on hunger and the environment

Our Vision

Every day, Share Food Program’s Philly Food Rescue works to ensure that wholesome food stays in our neighborhoods and doesn’t end up in the trash. We center food access, community, and sustainability in all we do.

Hunger Relief Innovation

Using Food Rescue Hero technology,
Philly Food Rescue:

  • Works with food donors and schedules donation pickups
  • Coordinates a last-mile transportation network, dispatching volunteer drivers to deliver donations directly to local community partners
  • Tracks giving and data, measuring real-time impact on hunger and the environment
  • Reduce Waste

  • Resource Partners

  • Sustain Communities