What is Cocoa Packs Food Rescue?
Also called food recovery, food rescue is the practice of collecting fresh, edible food that would have otherwise gone to waste from restaurants, grocers, and other food establishments in our area to distribute to the children enrolled to receive Cocoa Packs.
Food rescue is extremely effective because it simultaneously helps get food to those who need it most, reduces food waste, and serves as an opportunity for local food service providers in our area to partner with Cocoa Packs.
Through a partnership with Food Rescue US, Cocoa Packs is helping to lead the way in Central PA by delivering a streamlined simple solution for connecting healthy, usable surplus food from our restaurant partners to help meet critical hunger demand through the use of Food Rescue’s simple and efficient proprietary technology.
How does it work?
It’s simple! Through the use of Food Rescue’s technology, Cocoa Packs Food Rescuers sign up and match with food donation opportunities. Once a match is made, the Food Rescuer self-schedules to pick up the food from the donor and delivers it to us.
On average, a food rescue takes approximately 30 minutes. We work closely with our partners at the rescue sites to ensure convenience for the rescues!
You don’t need to be ‘tech-savvy’ to use the technology! It’s designed to be user-friendly and has a comprehensive tutorial. Anyone can be a Cocoa Packs Food Rescuer! All you need is a valid drivers license, transportation, and the desire to help connect usable excess food to the children we assist!
Ready to become a Cocoa Packs Food Rescuer?
With just a few simple steps, you can become a Cocoa Packs Food Rescuer!
- Click here to complete our Cocoa Packs Food Rescuer Enrollment
- Once you’re enrolled and approved, you’ll receive an email with instructions on how to get signed up with the Food Rescue site and how to schedule yourself for food rescues.
- Once you’re scheduled, you’ll receive site specific information to make completing your rescue simple and efficient!
Are you a Food Service Business who would like to become a Cocoa Packs Food Rescue site?
Any business that has excess food that could be going to waste is a potential Cocoa Packs Food Rescue partner! Food donations are tax-deductible, too. Plus, you’ll receive promotional benefit through Cocoa Packs for your involvement and donation.
Click here to complete our Food Rescue Partner Intake Form. A member of the Cocoa Packs Food Rescue team will contact you to discuss next steps!
Exciting Partnership Announcements!
APRIL 16, 2022
SEPTEMBER 8, 2021
COCOA PACKS ANNOUNCES FOOD RESCUE PARTNERSHIP WITH HERSHEY ENTERTAINMENT AND RESORTS TO BENEFIT CHILDREN IN CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA
Cocoa Packs announced an exciting new food rescue partnership with Hershey Entertainment & Resorts on September 8th at The Chocolatier Restaurant, Bar + Patio!
Visit our media page for the full release or visit HE&R’s Stories at https://stories.hersheypa.com/her-partners-with-cocoa-packs-on-food-rescue-program/ for full details!