Slide Highlighting our Food rescue program REDUCING HUNGER
AND FOOD WASTE IN
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Since 1989 we've rescued over 180 million
pounds of food and provided over 150 million meals
to the communities we serve.

Food Rescue Program

Our daily Food Rescue Program is unique from food banking, termed ‘rescue’ because we are keeping good, edible food from being lost to a landfill. 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 centers where it is used to feed people who are disadvantaged and food insecure. Food is donated and distributed free of charge within the same community from which it came. In an hour or less, each individual ‘food rescue’ is completed with the help of staff drivers and a network of volunteers, allowing

Food Finders to rescue millions of pounds of food annually. All of this is done using our volunteer mobilization app, Food Finders, which you can download from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store

We rescue everything from dairy and bakery items to produce, deli, meats, and prepared items, along with canned and packaged goods.

Food donations are supported and encouraged by the federal Good Samaritan Food Donation Act and the California Health Code, so donors are protected from liability when donating to a non-profit.

Food Rescue Infographic Category
Graphic of the process from start to finish of our food rescue program.
Support Food Finders and Give #MoreThanJustFood

Your support of Food Finders provides more than just food- it provides time spent cooking together, reconnecting with friends or family, creating a long-lasting memory, tradition and much more. Make a donation this December and provide someone in need with #MoreThanJustFood.