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How to Volunteer With 412 Food Rescue During Social Distancing

412 Food Rescue is one of our city’s most important nonprofits. The organization connects those around the city who are in need of food with restaurants that might be left with extra food at the end of the day.

During the COVID-19 situation, 412 Food Rescue has seen an extreme spike in food “rescues”, or restaurants calling for volunteers to pick up food to deliver to individuals in need. On the flip side, the situation has also put many individuals at risk of losing their access to food — elders are unable to go to the grocery store, students lose access what may be their only meal of the day, and lots of people are suddenly out of work.

If you find yourself with some (okay — lots) of sudden free time on your hands, you might want to volunteer your services with 412 Food Rescue. This is one of the best no-contact volunteering opportunities that has a direct impact on our most vulnerable community members.

Here’s everything you need to know about contact-free volunteering while social distancing:

  • 412 Food Rescue is implementing new, temporary operating procedures, including no-contact drop offs and no signatures required (similar to curbside pick-up from a restaurant)
  • In coordination with the Food Bank, 412 Food Rescue plans offer door to door delivery for seniors
  • New volunteers will receive a 5-10 minute food safety training course, and then they can get started right away
  • To volunteer, simply download the Food Rescue Hero app on the App Store or Google Play

For more information, visit the 412 Food Rescue website!

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