ALLEN COUNTY, Ind. (WOWO) – A new app has been created to help the hungry during the holiday season, and throughout the year.
The Allen County Department of Environmental Management announced their partnership with Food Rescue US, the Connecticut-based food rescue organization, to rescue and deliver meals to those in need. The partnership was created in an effort to help prevent food waste in Allen County.
One in seven Hoosiers face food insecurity, including 300,000 children, according to a report from Feeding America. At the same time, approximately 40% of food produced is thrown away.
The Food Rescue US app allows users to play a critical role in donating, delivering and distributing excess food.
If you are a restaurant, grocery store or other food provider, you can list surplus food that you want to donate. If you are a volunteer with a vehicle, you can check the app for a schedule of food rescues in your area and choose deliveries that work for you. If you are an agency in need of food, post your needs and find food to match them.
Since 2011, the app has enabled the rescue of over 28 million meals, all of it directly transferred by more than 3000 rescuers nationwide.
For more information, visit foodrescue.us.