412 Food Rescue to Bring Deliveries Directly to Your Door
Pittsburgh nonprofit begins delivery service to protect at-risk individuals throughout the pandemic.
Access to food banks during the outbreak of COVID-19 can be difficult, but one Pittsburgh nonprofit is making sure those in need can have access to necessities.
412 Food Rescue is beginning a home delivery service, allowing for the contactless delivery of supplies to households in need. Using the Food Rescue Hero app, volunteers will deliver food from food banks directly to homes.
“As we are not a direct service organization, we work through our nonprofit partners to identify individuals in need. This collaboration will continue to explore ways in which individuals can access home delivery,” says David Primm, 412 Food Rescue Chief Operating Officer.
After a successful test run in Allegheny and Beaver counties at the end of March, 412 Food Rescue used the data collected to expand its program to thousands of homes. With a surge in volunteers during the crisis, the organization is taking the opportunity to grow its network and ensure the elderly and people vulnerable to COVID-19 remain safe.
After the pilot period of the program is completed in Pittsburgh, the program will expand to all areas covered by the Food Rescue Hero app.