Kisker Productions Supports 412 Food Rescue
412 Food Rescue is a homegrown tech solution that redirects healthy, fresh food from the landfills to hungry people. It addresses the problem of food waste, food insecurity and a lack of produce accessible for lower-income families. Using an app similar to Uber, 412 Food rescue alerts volunteers to opportunities to pick up excess food from restaurants, food vendors, grocery stores or catered events. The drivers then drop the food to agencies and areas that serve people who need food.
At Kisker Productions, we rejoice when an idea is nurtured into a workable solution. As long-time members of Christ United Methodist Church, Clay and I embraced this organization following an informational meeting at our church. The next morning we answered the call to drive several boxes of produce from Giant Eagle in Shadyside to a woman’s shelter. The following day, we accepted the opportunity to drive 420 pounds of tomatoes from Sunfresh Food Service in the Strip District to SHIM, South Hills Interfaith Movement in Bethel Park.
412 Food Rescue believes this way of disrupting the food waste cycle could be replicated in other cities across the country. We applaud that effort and will continue to answer the iphone alerts whenever possible. Check out the organization: www.412foodrescue.org.