302 Food Rescue Crew Spotlight: Rachel
January 11, 2023
Rachel, a Newark-area resident, says she was fortunate enough to retire at a young age. She wondered what she could be doing to help in her retirement and discovered one option, 302 Food Rescue, while reading a newspaper.
The 302 Food Rescue is relatively new; it’s a collaboration been the Food Bank of Delaware and the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association coupled with sponsorship by Bayhealth. Launched in November during a small ceremony outside the Milford Food Lion, this initiative to help reduce food waste and feed more people through technology. A smart phone app, 302 Food Rescue, powered by Food Rescue Hero, connects volunteers – the 302 Food Rescue Crew – with fresh, nutritious food from grocery stores, caterers, farms, hotels, and restaurants.
The volunteers deliver to statewide organizations that serve food-insecure individuals. Through the app, volunteers can receive alerts, select time and dates to participate, as well as driving distance.
Rachel is definitely a Rescue Hero. During the month of December, she completed seven visits and delivered 1,235 pounds of food in her Honda Pilot.
“I love the enthusiasm of the recipients,” she said. She also noted how she found the app to be very user friendly, and that she liked the options to choose convenient times and location while completing the rescue in about an hour.
To learn more about this new program, visit www.302FoodRescue.org or download the free app, 302 Food Rescue, today.