Like what last week’s discussion revealed with Lauren from Lovin’ Spoonfuls, Dana’s similar experience in the hospitality industry exposed her to the widespread issue of food waste. She joined the RLC team in order to help make food donation a Best Practice for all commercial kitchens and professional chefs who experience food waste.
Lauren has hated seeing food go to waste ever since she was little, thanks to her grandmother’s influence and hearing about all those that go hungry. She is working on a dual Master’s in Food Policy and International Business with a focus on social impact. Lauren has learned that the negative environmental effects from food waste in landfills is almost as disturbing as global hunger.
About Rescuing Leftover Cuisine
RLC is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides a volunteer platform to recover excess fresh and prepared food from businesses and bring it to nearby non-profits who freely give this food to those in need. RLC fulfills a unique need in Boston’s food community by relying on volunteers to rescue food not only throughout the day, but also on nights and weekends with “emergency pickups.”
Thanks to the collaboration of their food donor partners, volunteers, and recipients, in 2018:
- 102,796 pounds of recovered excess food provided about 82,236 meals for those in need throughout MA
- And prevented about 38,548 pounds of CO2 emissions from entering the atmosphere
Read on to find out what makes RLC an important contributor to Boston’s food rescue scene, and join us on the 28th to chat with them and other inspiring organizations fighting food waste!
Interested in getting involved with RLC? With just 30-60 minutes of your day, the average volunteer opportunity rescues 50 pounds of food and feeds 40 people! Click here to fill out their volunteer form.