These Volunteers Deliver Prepared Meals to Hungry Residents

By: Katherine Pendrill - Sep 24, 2015
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'Food Runners' is a San Francisco-based organization that delivers prepared meals to neighborhood food programs. Although San Francisco is often regarded as a highly affluent city, there are many residents who struggle with food insecurity on a daily basis. This organization helps alleviate hunger with volunteer-powered food deliveries.

Food Runners works by picking up perishable and prepared meals from nearby restaurants and then delivering it directly to local food programs. The sustainable feeding program ensures that residents in every part of the city have access to healthy food and hearty meals. The service is largely designed to help those who cannot reach food banks or community kitchens.

In addition to helping feed hungry residents, Food Runners also helps to cut down on food waste. Rather than letting leftovers go to waste, Food Runners ensures that perfectly good food is used to feed someone in need.