1.5 Million People in LA Suffer From Hunger

WE CONNECT EXCESS FOOD WITH PEOPLE IN NEED.

Problems We're Facing Together

Roughly 40% of food in the US is thrown away. That’s about 150,000 tons every single day, or around a pound per person.
49.1 million Americans are food insecure and don’t know where their next meal is coming from. Children and the elderly are particularly at risk.
Food dumped in landfills releases CO2 and methane gases and is one of the largest contributors to climate change
Wasted food also wastes about 25% of our fresh water, along with over 30 million acres of farmland, fertilizer and many other resources.

JUST ONE-QUARTER OF WASTED FOOD COULD FEED THE 795 MILLION HUNGRY PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD

How We're Solving Them

We can overcome these problems but it requires people, businesses, governments and nonprofits working together. FoodCycle is leveraging technology to help.

 

WE’RE WORKING TO CREATE A BETTER SYSTEM

FoodCycle rescues the equivalent of over 17,000 meals weekly

Sadly, hunger has become the norm for many low and fixed-income residents, who have gone without access for so long.

To end food insecurity, it’s critical that individuals with limited mobility and resources get food, like our 93 year-old recipient who receives food to her door by our recovery team.
 FOODCYCLE IS FOCUSED ON CREATING EASY ACCESS TO FOOD FOR THOSE WITH LIMITED RESOURCES.

 

We believe that working together we can ensure that edible food stays out of landfills and that no child goes hungry

OUR PROGRAMS

FOOD DIVERSION IS A SIMPLE WAY TO TACKLE MANY PROBLEMS AT ONCE. 
Food Recovery Program Donors throughout Los Angeles to connect food to over seventy different organizations feeding the hungry.
 
Food Oasis Map Collaborating with Food Oasis to create the most up to date resource to help hungry people find food in Los Angeles.
 
Chow Match App Leverages technology to send excess food where it is most urgently needed.
 
Food Waste Prevention Program Partnering with Winnow through their Kroger grant to help businesses reduce food waste.
 
Sunday Suppers Use recovered food to create connection between people experiencing homelessness and community members.

Join us and be a part of the solution.

1.3 billion tons of food are wasted every year

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