GET INVOLVED In 2019, Waste Not OC and partners recovered 18,726,654 pounds (15,605,545 meals)! GET INVOLVED Developing Unique Community Partnerships Working with Restaurants to Minimize Waste
and Maximize Tax Incentives
Partnering with Leaders in the
Environmental Services Industries
Partnering with Leading
Medical Care Providers
Partnering with Transportation
Providers to Deliver and Retrieve Food

Waste Not OC is a Public/Private Effort To Help End Hunger and Reduce Food Waste

Waste Not OC Coalition works collaboratively with hospitals, food banks,municipalities, the food industry and the waste hauling industry to reduce hunger and food waste by safely and cost effectively recovering unwanted wholesome food for distribution to local pantries serving those in our community facing food insecurity.


If you or someone you know is in need of food or other assistance please contact 211 OC by texting your Zip Code to 898211 or reaching out through their website at

If you are a food service establishment that would like to donate excess edible food to your community, please email us at Our staff will work with you to see that you food donation serves the community.

To volunteer as a food runner, please contact us at or call 1 (855) 700-9662 ext. 107. For other ways to volunteer please visit OneOC.

Get Involved

Food Donors

Feed the community while helping your bottom line by donating unwanted food to local food pantries instead of area landfills.

Food Runners

Tackle hunger head on by becoming a trained food runner transporting available food from donors to area pantries.


Make your community thrive and volunteer with Waste Not OC. Let’s end hunger in Orange County!


Your generous donation will help Waste Not OC end hunger and reduce food waste in Orange County.

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