Pro Bono Perspectives Episode 37: Robert Lee, Rescuing Leftover Cuisine

Tackling Food Waste & Hunger Together
Nov 26, 2019 8:00 AM ET
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In celebration of the Thanksgiving holiday this week, Common Impact's Pro Bono Perspectives podcast revisits host 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