Second Harvest has been doing food rescue since 1982. We now rescue food from over 130 establishments and redistribute it to hunger relief agencies. As a partner with Feeding America, we are now using the online platform, MealConnect, to collaborate our efforts in food rescue.
In 2021, Second Harvest was able to rescue over 4,234,273 pounds of food from going into a landfill. About 15,668 pounds of food was rescued using the MealConnect application.
MealConnect helped Second Harvest recruit new food rescue agencies and real-time donors while providing its existing donor network with a new, quick, and easy way to donate surplus food at times most convenient for them.