412 Food Rescue
412 Food Rescue is expanding food access services through its Food Rescue Hero mobile app by developing a home delivery feature to serve the growing number of isolated food insecure individuals. A national platform will also be released, allowing food rescue organizations across the country to use the technology. Nearly 3,000,000 meals (3,600,000 pounds of food) will be delivered to those who need it over the next 90 days.
412 Food Rescue reports that they mobilized six local restaurants during its COVID-response work to prepare meals for home delivery and its nonprofit partners in order to feed people. Thanks to the support of a local donor that kicked off the Community Takeout program with seed donations, 412 Food Rescue is supporting the restaurants through this crisis by providing compensation for workers to create single-serve meals that are then distributed to families in need. A portion of every donation is also provided to Greater Pittsburgh Restaurant Workers Mutual Aid (PRWA) — a grassroots organization aiding unemployed restaurant workers.