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Your commercial food business can now feel great about reducing food waste while providing hunger relief right in your community. With MealConnect's real-time platform, your leftover food goes directly to where it will do the most good.

Food Donation, Simplified

Feeding America’s MealConnect allows business donors like you—restaurants, caterers, hotels, and other food service providers—to redirect excess food to families in need. Start by uploading information about the excess food available for donation, and select a day and time you would like to have it picked up by a trained volunteer or meal program partner. The MealConnect app will connect them to a local food bank partner—such as a soup kitchen or food pantry—where your food will go directly to our neighbors in need. Since 2014, MealConnect has helped divert more than 1.5 billion pounds of landfill-destined food to community organizations across the US.

Donating your business’ excess food has never been easier.

  • Free and easy to use – sign up with just your name, email address, and zip code
  • Available in website and mobile app platforms for easy access via desktop, laptop, and smartphone
  • Designed to let you donate whenever is necessary and convenient for you

Not a food business? Become a Food Rescue Volunteer

How MealConnect Works

For questions or to learn more, contact Lindsay Schneider, Food Resources Manager, at lschneider@capitalareafoodbank.org or call 202-644-9808.

Your business can make its first donation today.

MealConnect is a convenient, free, and safe way to get surplus food into the hands of food insecure neighbors – and getting started is easy. Visit MealConnect.org in your web browser, or download the free MealConnect app for Android or iOS to sign up today.

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