530 Food Rescue Coalition
Facilitating the pickup of excess food & delivering it to neighborhood food programs.
The Community Action Agency of Butte County, Inc. (CAA) and the
Center for Healthy Communities at CSUC have partnered to create the 530 Food Rescue Coalition (530 FRC). The 530 FRC works primarily to promote the reduction of food insecurity. It accomplishes this goal through facilitating food donation and pick-up connections, redirecting excess food away from landfills, and utilizing non-edible food for animal feed and compost in our Northern California region.The 530 Food Rescue Coalition is a leader in the effort to keep discarded edible food from adding to undesirable greenhouse gas creation. The 530 FRC facilitates the pick up of excess perishable and prepared food from businesses e.g. restaurants, caterers, bakeries, hospitals, event planners, corporate cafeterias, hotels and the delivery of it to neighborhood food programs.
Good for People • Good for the Community • Good for the Environment.
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Food Donor Partner
Food Rescue Heroes
Distribution Food Partner
Technology alone won't solve this problem. But community action has the power to ignite individual, collective and systemic change and create a movement. This model merges technology, civic engagement, and public-private partnerships to introduce a new transport and distribution model that transforms surplus food into a resource and changes the way we approach food access. The process is simple: overage food from restaurants, grocers, corporate cafeterias, schools, and more is collected and delivered directly to nonprofit shelters, missions, pantries, and center where it is used to feed people who are disadvantaged and food insecure. Food is donated and distributed free of charge within or near the same community from which it came. Each individual food rescue is completed with the help of staff drivers and a network of volunteers allowing the 530 FRC to rescue millions of pounds of food annually. All of this is done through our volunteer mobilization app, 530 Food Rescue, which you can download in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.
Grocers, restaurant owners and farmers can take part because this effort is aimed at the entire food system. Restaurants can donate their food or left over produce, farmers could opt in for waste for their compost or feed needs. This program has the opportunity to connect people in a way that we think they are craving. Helping feed one another and taking care of our fellow community members goes beyond food and the food cycle. Following are the ways that you can be involved in accomplishing a lot of good for people, for our community and our environment.