530 Food Rescue Coalition
Preventing Good Food From Going to Waste
Food waste is the single largest component of municipal landfills.
The 530 Food Rescue Coalition (530 FRC) is an innovative food recovery project in Butte County working to save perfectly good food from going to waste. Using a custom-built app, we mobilize volunteers to transport food donations from food retailers to non-profits. The 530 FRC aims to fill gaps in the existing food recovery system.
We believe that good food belongs to people, not landfills; that technology can be used for good; and that people are wired to help – we just need to give them the opportunity.
The key to our project success is empowering community volunteers to help end hunger and end food waste in Butte County and beyond.
Pounds of Food Rescued & Redistributed
Become a Food Donor Today!
We provide free transportation & coordination of surplus food donations to local nonprofits.
What is surplus food?
Surplus food is perfectly good food that is unsold and often approaching the end of its useful life.
Who can donate surplus food?
Donors range from grocery stores, restaurants, caterers, food distributors, farms, schools and even other nonprofits.
Ready to donate?
Did you know food donations are protected?
Our easy-to-install 530 Food Rescue app will mobilize volunteers at the touch of a screen. Through the app, volunteer drivers are alerted when surplus food is available to be picked up near them. Powered by Food Rescue Hero
Are you an organization in need of food donations? Our partners can range from daycares to congregate meal sites. Contact us for information on how you can begin to receive donations and join our food rescue community!
If you are an individual looking to help your community and environment, food rescue is for you! You simply download an app, and it will notify you when food rescues are available. This volunteer opportunity is very flexible and gratifying! Email us for more information.
Do you have surplus food at the end of the day, but lack resources to redirect it to an organization in need? We are here to help. Being a donor is not only beneficial for your community, but it saves money and reduces waste. Donate today!
The Community Action Agency of Butte County, Inc. (CAA) and the Center for Healthy Communities at CSU, Chico have partnered to create the 530 Food Rescue Coalition (530 FRC).
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