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.
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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
“Technology is important, but it’s the power of collective action that will drive massive change.”
Leah Lizarondo Food Rescue Hero Founder
The 530 Food Rescue Coalition also accepts donations to help operate the program and cover overhead costs.