Photo Feature Depicts Last Mile Food Rescue


"Local nonprofit has rescued 1.6 million pounds of food this year and they are not done."

Lexi Whitehead, photos by Meg Vogel | Cincinnati Enquirer | 22 Jun. 2022


A recent front-page feature in the regional daily newspaper featured a photo diary of the process of volunteering with the local food recovery organization Last Mile Food Rescue.



The coverage documents the steps two area volunteers followed to use the app to proceed through pickups of excess food at retail and wholesale food businesses and delivery to area food access points like Rainbow Choice Food Pantry at Churches Active in Northside (CAIN).


Last Mile Food Rescue started in November 2020 to bridge the gap between hunger, food waste and environmental sustainability. The nonprofit relies on technology and volunteers to rescue food from grocery stores, restaurants and businesses. In its first year, the nonprofit saved over 1.6 million pounds of food. The Castellini Co., Kroger and United Dairy Farmers are its largest contributors.
 

🛻 Interested in following the process illustrated in the article and helping rescue and redistribute good food in our community? Visit Last Mile's website to sign up to volunteer for recurring or one-off rescue missions.