Food Rescue Hero App

Food Rescue Hero App

The Food Rescue Hero technology was developed by the team at 412 Food Rescue in Pittsburgh, PA, in 2015 to address the disconnect between food waste and hunger.

By combining technology with last-mile distribution and community engagement, this app empowers volunteers to redirect healthy foods quickly and conveniently to food distribution sites instead of landfills. Now, it has been implemented by food organizations in cities across North America!

Northern Virginia Food Rescue is the first organization to implement this technology through an integrated Food Rescue Program model that impacts an entire region of a state! We are excited to be supported by the Food Rescue Hero team making this idea a reality.

How it Works

  1. Download our Northern Virginia Food Rescue App on the Apple Store or Google Play
  2. Create a Profile (It only takes two minutes.)
  3. Claim an Available Rescue (From the map or the notifications.)

That’s it! Simple. Become a food rescue hero today!

For additional information about the technology or to start a Food Rescue Hero program in your area, please visit