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

CareitAPP
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.

19 hours ago

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Happy holiday weekend! Looking for a tasty cocktail? For the whole month of July @diplomaticorum will donate $1 from every purchase to us from these participating bars and restaurants to us here at FoodCycle LA as part of @project.leftover Together we can help #feedpeoplenotlandfills #diplomaticrum #projectleftovers #fooddistribution #foodrecovery #july4thweekend #cocktails #labars ... See MoreSee Less
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3 days ago

FoodCycle LA
We are so thankful for the excellent work of our partner @watts_labor and wanted to encourage you to support them and learn more through their social media. Thank you to Azucena Diaz, the program manager for sharing these words on their amazing work. Watts Labor Community Action Committee (WLCAC) is a nonprofit organization founded by Ted Watkins in 1965. The organization is like a one-stop shop where you can find assistance for the homeless through their Access Center, Employment through WorkSource , Meals on Wheels for Seniors, Low-Income Housing through their Property Management Department, and the FamilySource Center. I joined the WLCAC in 2008 but became part of FamilySource Center in 2012. #partnerships #partnership #communitydevelopment #community #givingback #nonprofitla #nonprofit #nonprofitslosangeles ... See MoreSee Less
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4 days ago

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Food insecurity leads to a lack of proper nutrition, and contributes to a host of other health conditions. #fooddistribution #feedthehungry #feedthehungry #foodcyclela #joinus #foodinsecurity #feedpeoplenotlandfills #endwaste #endwastenow #zerowaste ... See MoreSee Less
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