About Food Rescue Hero and 412 Food Rescue: In the United States, 40 percent of food produced is wasted while one in seven people goes hungry. Driven by the belief that good food belongs to people, not landfills, 412 Food Rescue launched in March 2015 to redirect healthy food from the waste stream to nonprofits that serve food insecure populations. In 2016, the organization launched the Food Rescue Hero technology platform, enabling the creation of the largest volunteer food transport network. Now operating in five cities, Food Rescue Hero helps food recovery and hunger organizations launch and scale food recovery. The platform addresses the logistical challenges of retail food recovery and has redirected more than seven million pounds of perfectly good food from landfills to the people who need it. Launched in Pittsburgh, Food Rescue Hero now measurably reduces food insecurity in Cleveland, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Northern Virginia, and soon, Los Angeles. In support of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals 2, 12 and 13, its goal is to scale food recovery in 100 cities by 2030.