If you would like to volunteer, please email us at email@example.com.
Make Phone Calls
Thousands of pounds of food have been recovered as a result of a simple phone call to local businesses.
Help us reach more businesses by calling your local restaurants, grocery stores, and event venues to learn if they are willing to donate their excess food with MEANS.
We’ll make these calls as easy as possible by providing a script and a FAQ sheet.
You can also help us recover more food by emailing your local restaurants, grocery stores, and event venues to learn if they are willing to donate their excess food with MEANS.
We will provide email templates that you can easily copy and paste. You can even schedule send your emails so you can work at any time that best fits your schedule.
If you would prefer to volunteer away from the desk, try delivering literature!
Grab a stack of postcards and visit your local restaurants and supermarkets to share how MEANS can prevent food waste.
We will provide a talking script and list of businesses to visit.
This is a great way to spread the word about food recovery, and find your new favorite restaurant!
Do you have strong community ties?
Introduce us to your school, favorite restaurant, or local food pantry so we can work together to recover and donate food.
This can be a full introduction over Zoom, a brief introduction in an email chain, or even just give us some contact information so we can reach out on our own!
Help Feed Your Community
Sometimes the best way to raise awareness about food waste is to just ask questions and get a conversation started. Ask food vendors what happens to their excess food. Ask policymakers about their plans to prevent food waste and increase food security. Ask local food pantries how you can volunteer.
Do what you can to feed your community and know we are here to help!