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About Us

Our goal is to rescue perfectly viable food that is destined for our waste stream and get it into the hands of those who are hungry in our community. Together, we can reduce food waste and fight hunger!

 
 
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The mission of the Hunger Network of Greater Cleveland is to reduce hunger and enhance nutrition in our community by providing food and other health related vital services to individuals and families, and by actively and effectively participating in a coordinated response to people in need.

The Hunger Network of Greater Cleveland launched Hunger Network Food Rescue to address the disconnect between food that is wasted and those who are hungry in our community.

40% of America’s food goes to waste, while 1 in 5 people go hungry right here in Cuyahoga County. It’s not that we do not make enough food, it’s that good food is ending up in landfills.

What is rescued food? Rescued food is delicious food that would otherwise go to waste. For example, if a grocery store receives oddly shaped apples, they may dispose of them instead of trying to sell them, even though they are perfectly edible.

Hunger Network Food Rescue will help keep delicious food out of landfills and help increase nutritious food served in hunger centers to our neighbors in need.

Using the Hunger Network Food Rescue app, powered by Food Rescue Hero, our network of volunteers will be directed from food donation pick-up to drop-off. With this innovative technology, we can get this food into the hands of those who are food insecure in less than an hour.

Learn how you can get involved!

Hunger Network Food Rescue will reduce food waste, fight hunger in our community and promote environmental sustainability.


How It Works

 
Delicious fruits, vegetables and bread are donated by our favorite grocery stores.

Delicious fruits, vegetables and bread are donated by our favorite grocery stores.

Volunteers rescue this food…

Volunteers rescue this food…

…And deliver the food to our hunger centers in less than an hour.

…And deliver the food to our hunger centers in less than an hour.

Hunger centers distribute healthy, fresh food to families in need.

Hunger centers distribute healthy, fresh food to families in need.

 

Don’t let good food go to waste!

 
 

Give today to help fight hunger.