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Episode 37: Robert Lee

Co-Founder & CEO, Rescuing Leftover Cuisine
Nov 26, 2019

Rescuing Leftover Cuisine strives to become the leading source for food waste solutions, using methods to curb hunger and make unused food available to all.

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In celebration of the Thanksgiving holiday this week, we're revisiting Danielle Holly's conversation with Robert Lee, Co-Founder & CEO of Rescuing Leftover Cuisine, a national nonprofit that tackles the intertwined issues of food waste and hunger. In the United States alone, an astounding 40 percent of food is thrown away each year with a family of four tossing an average of 1,160 pounds of food in that time. This amounts to $162 billion in waste annually, which could be repurposed to serve over $58 billion in meals based on the national average meal spend of $2.79.

Operating in 16 cities, Rescuing Leftover Cuisine provides solutions to prevent excess wholesome food from being wasted. The organization offers services such as food waste consulting, excess food delivery, co-branding services and tax credit assistance.

To learn more about Rescuing Leftover Cusine, visit rescuingleftovercuisine.org.