donateNYC Partners

donateNYC encourages New Yorkers to support these nonprofit partners in their important reuse activities and social missions:

Rescuing Leftover Cuisine

Rescuing Leftover Cuisine

Rescuing Leftover Cuisine (RLC) is dedicated to helping the hungry by rescuing and donating leftover food to homeless shelters. With an aim to become the world’s most widely used solution for companies and individuals to eliminate food waste in their communities, make food rescue sustainable and universal, and ensure food hunger becomes a thing of the past. Working together, they want to ensure that only hunger is left behind!

RLC partners with licensed food vendors and companies that have catered lunches and events to rescue their leftover food and deliver it to a local human service agency that feeds hungry and food insecure individuals. All pickups are completed by an extensive network of dedicated volunteers! They have 15-20 food rescue events in NYC every single day from morning to late-night, all lasting less than an hour.

donateNYC Partner Fact: In 2017, Rescuing Leftover Cuisine rescued 501,733 pounds of food and helped serve 656,681 clients.


Accepted Donations:

  • Baked Goods
  • Bread
  • Dairy Products
  • Non-perishable & Packaged Food/Drinks
  • Prepared Food
  • Produce

Donations Not Accepted:

  • Expired Food/Drinks
  • Food neither prepared nor purchased from licensed food vendor
  • Prepared food set out for 2+ hours unrefrigerated

Pick-Up Service: Yes

Location & Contact

25 Broadway
12th Floor
New York, NY 10004