PLATINUM2024

412 Food Rescue, Inc.

Good food belongs to people, not landfills.

Pittsburgh, PA   |  http://412foodrescue.org

Mission

We prevent perfectly good food from entering the waste stream by redirecting it to those who are experiencing food insecurity. Because we believe good food belongs to people, not landfills.

Ruling year info

2015

Interim CEO

Karin Sabey

Main address

6140 Station Street

Pittsburgh, PA 15206 USA

Show more contact info

EIN

47-3476140

NTEE code info

Food Service, Free Food Distribution Programs (K30)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Sign in or create an account to view Form(s) 990 for 2022, 2021 and 2020.
Register now

Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

412 Food Rescue responds to the disconnect between the 35% of food that is wasted and the 1 in 7 households that are food insecure. Food waste is also the single-largest component in municipal landfills and one of the leading causes of greenhouse gas emissions. Surplus food in the retail sector accounts for almost half of all food that is wasted. Traditional logistics models are not appropriate for recovering food in small quantities, unpredictable surpluses and highly perishable food. Fresh, healthy foods only make up about 15% of what is provided in traditional hunger organizations. Additionally, barriers to access, such as transportation and time, prevent many from receiving food they need. 412 Food Rescue has created innovative, people-powered technology and a network of volunteers, food donors, and nonprofit partners to bring fresh, healthy food to where people are.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Food Rescue

412 Food Rescue brings perfectly good surplus food to individuals and families experiencing food insecurity. Volunteers transport this food from businesses to nonprofit and similar community groups through the use of civic engagement and an innovative mobile technology powered by Food Rescue Hero.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

Food Rescue Hero is a technology platform solution that mobilizes volunteers to transport surplus food to those who need it. The Food Rescue Hero app addresses the logistical challenges of food rescue through community-powered networks. Volunteer drivers are alerted when surplus food is available to be picked up near them.

As of October 2022, the technology solution was being used in 15 cities across North America. In support of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, our goal for Food Rescue Hero is to implement this model and technology solution in 100 cities by 2030.

For more information visit https://www.foodrescuehero.org/

Population(s) Served

The Good Food Project stabilizes and transforms a portion of surplus food rescued from businesses into healthy prepared meals for 412 Food Rescue’s nonprofit and community partners and serves as a space for volunteer and community engagement and food education.

Population(s) Served

Cooking education provides individuals with the tools they need to feel empowered to feed their families. This means supporting every step of the cooking process, including which items to pick when shopping at the store, how to process those ingredients, tricks to alter recipes to make them appetizing and especially ways to reduce food waste.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

Awards

"Innovator" profile 2016

ReFED

Zero Waste Achievement Award 2016

Pennsylvania Resource Council

Zero Waste Achievement Award 2017

Pennsylvania Resource Council

Distinguished Organizational Leadership Award 2017

Pittsburgh Coro Center for Civic Leadership

Best Nonprofit of the Year 2017

Pittsburgh City Paper

Start-up of the Year 2018

Pittsburgh Technology Council

Pittsburghers of the Year 2018

Pittsburgh City Paper

Information Technology Award 2019

Carnegie Science Center

World Changing Ideas 2020

Fast Company

Innovation Award "Teach for a Better World" 2020

Consumer Technology Association

Neighborhood Builders Award 2020

Bank of America

Pittsburgh Smart 50 Award 2020

Smart Business

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Total pounds of food rescued

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Food Rescue

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

In Pittsburgh, perfectly good, healthy food is rescued from entering the landfill by redirecting it to people in need. Of all the food rescued, 84% is produce and other fresh items.

Number of meals served or provided

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Food Rescue

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

412 Food Rescue believes everyone has a right to convenient, healthy food. We bring food to where people are and empower families to make healthy, delicious meals.

Number of carbon emissions prevented (estimated by CO2 equivalent)

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Food Rescue

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Food is the #1 material in landfills and if food loss and waste were its own country, it would be the third-largest greenhouse gas emitter.

Number of volunteers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Food Rescue

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

With a 99% service level and moving half of all food rescued, our network of dedicated volunteers make food rescue possible by bridging the last mile between food donors and our nonprofit partners.

Number of food donation partners

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Food Rescue

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Our network of food donors is comprised of distributors, grocery stores, restaurants, caterers and other ServSafe certified providers.

Number of organizational partners

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Food Rescue

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Our nonprofit partners include housing authorities, daycare centers, churches and more. This allows 412 Food Rescue to reach beyond existing pantries, bringing food to where people are.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback

Financials

412 Food Rescue, Inc.
lock

Unlock financial insights by subscribing to our monthly plan.

Subscribe

Unlock nonprofit financial insights that will help you make more informed decisions. Try our monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights?
Learn more about GuideStar Pro.

Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

lock

Connect with nonprofit leaders

Subscribe

Build relationships with key people who manage and lead nonprofit organizations with GuideStar Pro. Try a low commitment monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights? Learn More about GuideStar Pro.

lock

Connect with nonprofit leaders

Subscribe

Build relationships with key people who manage and lead nonprofit organizations with GuideStar Pro. Try a low commitment monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights? Learn More about GuideStar Pro.

412 Food Rescue, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 03/14/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Beth Slagle

Meyer Unkovic & Scott

Term: 2017 -

James Langton

Bank of America

Tony Macklin

Tony Macklin Consulting

Mary Beth Green

Sheetz

Ralph Gross

Disruptive Robotics

Anna Siefken

CMU Scott Institude for Energy Innovation

Mercy Senchur

Eat'n Park Hospitality Group

Andrew McKinley

Global Tax Management, Inc.

Randy Eager

Silisium Tech, Inc.

Jon Meck

Bounteous

Steffanie Jasper

PNC

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

GuideStar worked with BoardSource, the national leader in nonprofit board leadership and governance, to create this section.

  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Not applicable
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 3/14/2024

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

No data

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 11/04/2022

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.