How the Son of Immigrants Quit Wall Street to Feed the Hungry

A small nonprofit in New York City called Rescuing Leftover Cuisine (RLC) is tackling the staggering 40% of food that is wasted in the United States by collecting and redistributing excess food from restaurants to shelters, soup kitchen, social services, and more. RLC picks up food as many times as 200 a week, staffs only 7 people but has 100 regular volunteers and 8,000 more on call, and collected more than 792,000 pounds of food last year alone. Not only can businesses receive a large tax break for their donation, but the data provided by RLC has even contributed to restaurants reducing their food waste.

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