Volunteer

Volunteering for a “shift” is easy and fun to do. Typically “shifts” only take less than an hour and you get to meet some of the most generous and grateful people.

Don’t have a car or want to help in a different way? E-mail us and we will apply your skills in other ways to help feed those in need in our community.

Our Funders

We have been able to continue our work thanks in part to grants from these foundations. We could not help feed those in need without support from the community!

 

Athens Food Rescue is honoring Quidel Corporation as its donor of the month for June.

“Quidel just gave us $2500,” announced AFR Executive Director Teresa Curtiss.

“They are a great company to work for and are dedicated to helping non-profits in the area.”

The generous donation goes a long way toward helping AFR meet its fund raising goal of $5000.   The drive is being held in lieu of the annual Rubber Duck Derby, which is being canceled this year because of Covid safety concerns.

But those concerns have not slowed AFR volunteers who deliver food to people who need it. Every day the volunteers pick up donations from local contributors and drop them off at various locations for distribution or meals.

If you would like to support the efforts of Athens Food Rescue, please consider helping us with a donation.  You can do this online via Facebook or send checks to Athens Food Rescue, 11961 Peach Ridge Road, Athens, Ohio  45701.

You can also donate to Athens Food Rescue by giving directly to The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio in our name. Gifts to the Athens Food Rescue Fund are tax deductible and can be made in many ways, including cash, bequests, and life insurance.

Why participate in food rescue?

Help the Community

  • 1 in 6 American households are food insecure

  • Contributing to Athens Food Rescue helps feed hungry people in Athens with food that would otherwise go to waste

Improve Your Bottom Line

  • Reduce waste hauling fees

  • Cut costs by developing new waste reduction strategies

  • You may be eligible for an enhanced tax deduction

Bolster Sustainability

  • Food recovery helps reduce food waste, America’s largest waste stream

  • Organic waste emits methane, which is 21 times more harmful than carbon dioxide*

  • Source reduction and donating food to feed people are the best ways to reduce food waste

Liability Protection

  • The Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Act protects all good faith food donors from liability

  • Thousands of businesses, universities, and even the federal government donate surplus food regularly

Learn more about food waste management with these resources:

If you would like to donate to Athens Food Rescue, you can send us a check to:

Athens Food Rescue, 11961 Peach Ridge Road, Athens, Ohio  45701

You can also donate to Athens Food Rescue by giving directly to The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio in our name. Gifts to the Athens Food Rescue Fund are tax deductible and can be made in many ways, including cash, bequests, and life insurance.  You can find more about how to do this here.