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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.

Our mission

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.

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If you are an individual (not an organization) seeking food resources, visit for more information.

Download the Food Rescue Parking Pass. Print yourself or pick one up by calling the dispatch line.


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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?

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Did you know food donations are protected?

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Our Solution

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

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Partner With Us

Receive Food Donations

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 (not an organization) seeking food resources, visit for more information.

Our Receiving Partners

Donate Food

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.

Our Food Donors


Become a Food Rescue Hero

If you are an individual looking to help your community, food rescue is for you!  Download the app below, and it will notify you when food rescues are available.

Our Volunteers

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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).

Contact Us  |  530.285.5757

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