People deserve to know where their next meal is coming from

49.1 MILLION AMERICANS ARE FOOD INSECURE.
WE’RE WORKING TO CHANGE THAT!

OUR MISSION

Feed People Not Landfills

FoodCycle LA partnered with GOOGLE to destigmatize food insecurity.

Why It Matters?

The Impacts of Food Waste Are Catastrophic

An estimated 40% of food in the US is thrown into landfills.

Food thrown into landfills releases methane gas and contributes to climate change.

1 in 8 Americans is food insecure — children and the elderly are most at risk.

There is absolutely no reason that edible food should be wasted while people are going hungry.

That shows us that the problem of hunger is not due to scarcity – it is a failure of the imagination, and we can do better.

THE FUTURE OF THIS PLANET IS IN OUR HANDS.

WE’RE WORKING TO CREATE A BETTER SYSTEM!

Leveraging Technology

FOODCYCLE IS FOCUSED ON CREATING NEW SOLUTIONS TO OLD PROBLEMS.

Food Recovery Program
We’re working with donors throughout Los Angeles to connect food with over 160 nonprofits that are feeding people.

Food Oasis Map
We collaborated with the team from Food Oasis to create an up to date resource to help hungry people find food in
Los Angeles.
Food Cycle - New Technology - Black and White Driver
Food Cycle - New Technology - Black and White Driver

ChowMatch APP
FoodCycle introduced innovative technology to send excess food where it is most urgently needed and to incorporate volunteers to help pick up more food.

Towards Zero Waste
Food Waste Prevention Program reduces food waste by using technology to prevent waste and save money.

Sunday Suppers
We created events that use recovered food to create connection between people experiencing homelessness and community members.

WAYS TO GET INVOLVED

Join our community and you’ll make an immediate impact, ensuring excess food goes to people who need it.

We make it simple for you to donate excess food and reduce hunger. Your donation is protected from liability and we help you earn financial incentives.

Your support saves food, feeds people, and reduces the negative effects of greenhouse gases released by food thrown.

WE BELIEVE THAT WORKING TOGETHER, WE CAN
ENSURE THAT EDIBLE FOOD STAYS OUT OF LANDFILLS
AND THAT NO CHILD GOES HUNGRY.

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FoodCycle is building an infrastructure to reduce waste and intelligently route surplus food—whether it’s to people’s plates or composting. We're working to Feed People - Not Landfills and to reduce the negative environmental impact of wasted food.

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"To know that the pounds and pounds of food I’m recovering is going to other moms so they can feed their children and themselves is something I will never forget. Not one person on this planet should ever go hungry. FoodCycle LA’s mission to feed people, not landfills has had an unprecedented impact on fighting hunger in Los Angeles and I’m honored to be a small part of it." Christine Lewison, volunteer for FoodCycle LA#feedpeoplenotlandfills #feedthehungry #endfoodwaste #endwaste #sustainabilitymatters #sustainability #climatechange #foodcyclela #nonprofits #lanonprofits #seasonofgiving #givingback ... See MoreSee Less
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Have you heard of the California Climate Action Corps? The first of its kind in this country: the CCAC aims to build a more equitable and sustainable future by building climate resilience and providing outreach to vulnerable communities. We were excited to show some representatives of the CCAC our work at Food Cycle LA, here's a word from one of our and their fellows:"Jhakarin and I were able to demonstrate and describe all the wonderful work we are doing with FoodCycle LA to help combat climate change and food insecurity in Los Angeles. It was an incredible opportunity to share our experience with FoodCycle LA and what prompted us to join the California Climate Action Corps.." - Mariel Schmitt, CCAC fellow ... See MoreSee Less
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We are very thankful for The Goethe International charter school for their recent food drive and to Mike Bonin and this certificate is very well deserved!GICS received a certificate of recognition for the City of Los Angeles by City Council member Mike Bonin for the recent Food Distribution Pop-up Event supported by FoodCycle LA and Athens Services. Go Goethe! @mikeboninla @cityoflosangeles @foodcycle_la @athensservices #gics City of Los Angeles Mike Bonin For City Council 2022FoodCycle LA ... See MoreSee Less
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