CAREIT App Food recovery
Join the food recovery team
We Don’t Waste has recently partnered with Careit, a new food donation app, to help expand our mission in the Denver metro area. With this new app, our amazing volunteers are now able to rescue small food donations on our behalf, and deliver them straight to our nonprofit recipient agencies!
As stewards of our environment, we can’t justify sending our fleet of box trucks to rescue small-scale donations. However, we do know that small businesses have to throw away a significant amount of food every day. This is where you can help.
I think it’s a brilliant way to get more people involved in food recovery around the city.
— Rachel, Careit Volunteer
local businesses Donate food
Businesses and institutions can post listings of excess edible food for pickup and dropoff.
volunteers recover food
Volunteers use the app to sign up for or “claim” donations that they would like to pick up.
Volunteers drop off the donation
Volunteers drive the food to We Don’t Waste’s Distribution Center, or directly to a nonprofit in need of food.
Get involved and rescue some food. It’s as easy as downloading an app and creating an account!
Create an Account & Join the We Don’t Waste Team:
- Click on THIS LINK to join the We Don’t Waste team
- Download the App to your phone from the Google PLAY Store or the Apple Store
Be sure to read the Instruction Manual for your guide to food recovery and getting started using the app.
Question? Send us a message at Volunteer@WeDontWaste.org and we’ll get back to you in 1-2 business days.
You can help in our efforts to reduce food waste! 40% of all food produced in the United States ends up in a landfill, but it doesn’t have to! By recovering excess foods, we are able to protect our environment from harmful greenhouse gases, and we help fight food insecurity by providing this food directly to those in need.
What we accept:
What we don’t accept:
Does We Don’t Waste pick up donations in the evenings, after an event, or after closing?
We accept donations Monday-Friday, 8:00AM – 4:00PM.
Can We Don’t Waste provide containers?
We do not have containers for donation. Businesses should provide the food in ready-to-go containers.
Are we liable for anything?
No. You are federally protected under the Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donation Act of 1996– You are protected should your food, donated in good faith, cause harm to a recipient.
Is there any paperwork involved?
No! Our onboarding process is quick and easy.
Does We Don’t Waste provide a receipt?
We will provide an in-kind donation form on your initial pickup. This form includes our Tax ID number as well as donation specifics and monetary value for the items donated.