Seattle Food Rescue is a 501c3 non-profit based in Seattle, Washington. We're working to improve nutritional access and health outcomes by redistributing otherwise wasted food directly to low income communities.

Pick it up

Contact the produce manager at the donor site and load your food rescue.

Ride it out

Ride your bike one mile or less to the recipient site.

Unload it

Find your contact at the recipient site and be on your way in one hour!

High impact .

The alternative.

We've diverted 50,000 pounds of healthy food from the waste stream. Our recoveries are consumed within hours of delivery.

Engage the community.

Our volunteers and recipients are local. The average pickup distance is less than 7 blocks.

Become a Food Donor

The outcome.

We believe in healthy choices and clean living. 79 percent of our pickups by weight are fruits and vegetables.

Your city.

Be revolutionary.

We're part of the Food Rescue Alliance, a distributed network of hundreds of volunteers recovering millions of pounds of food using bicycles.

Help us out.

We schedule food pickups using open source software called the robot. We also have many volunteers helping to build our program outside of pickups, and we'd love to work with you!


Sustainable empowerment.

We're 97% bike powered every quarter. Each pickup provides 50+ meals on average. We're all volunteer, with operating costs of seven cents a meal.

Check us out .

Social Media

Get connected through our Facebook page and see what we've been up to and where we are headed.

Phone and Email

Send us an email or call (720) 491-1558 if you're interested in being part of our program.

In person

Schedule a one on one or drop by a meeting to find a role or project that suits you best.