6636 Selma Ave, Los Angeles, Ca 90028, Usa
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Our mission FoodCycle LA works to reduce the social and environmental impacts of food waste. Food waste is a major global contributor to food insecurity and air pollution. Fighting hunger with food recovery redirects vital resources to people in need and keeps food away from landfills.
COVID-19 Impact
Volunteers Make It All Possible

Volunteers Make It All Possible

FoodCycle LA

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Ways to help

Volunteer To Help Us Feed People - Not Landfillls

FoodCycle picks up excess food from grocery stores, restaurants, farmers markets and other businesses and works with over 130 different community organizations that are feeding hungry people.  We recover food throughout Los Angeles – using the Chowmatch app to make it easy for volunteers to sign up and help. Since the onset of COVID-19, we’ve… See full description
  • Adults (18+)
  • Ongoing
  • Anytime
  • Formal
  • Individuals, Families
  • In-person, Food Distribution
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Join Our Food Recovery Team

Volunteers can help by signing up to recover food or participate virtually with our social engagement.
  • Weekly
  • Teens, 55+, Adults, Child with Adult
  • Individuals, Groups (2-10), Corporate Teams
  • Virtual, Physical, Event support, Outdoor
  • None
  • Weekdays, Weekends
Items we need now

Used Energy Saving Van

We are in need of a used electric or energy saving van to help us pick up additional donations throughout the city. Currently, we have an electric van that carries 4500 pounds that is shared with staff. However, we are at capacity and need an additional vehicle to meet the demand of our donors.
  • Item Collection
How you help Volunteer Food Heroes are important because their work stretches the community dollar. Volunteers make it possible for members of the community to have access to healthy food.
About us FoodCycle connects surplus food to hungry people through our food recovery and diversion program. Our team recovers food that would otherwise be thrown away by grocery stores, restaurants, offices and farmers markets and deliver it to organizations who feed the hungry. We use innovative technology to help organizations find free healthy food to provide to their neighbors. The Chow Match App matches donors to volunteers who help us get hungry people fed in Los Angeles.
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