MealConnect™

Hundreds of thousands of people are facing hunger. At the same time, 38 percent of all food produced in the United States goes to waste. MealConnect™ offers a solution.

What Is MealConnect?

The MealConnect app makes it easy for food producers to donate excess food to Feeding San Diego.

When you register on the app, you can easily post a food donation. The system then notifies local volunteers to pick up your donation. Once we receive it, we can get the food into the hands of people facing hunger.

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Who Can Use MealConnect?

Whether you’re a local farmer, run a chain of grocery stores, or operate a large restaurant, MealConnect works for food donors large and small.

By accessing the app via your smartphone, tablet, or computer, you can make an immediate impact and help your neighbors facing hunger. MealConnect is free for all users. Plus, all donations are tax-deductible!

Feeding San Diego maintains stringent food-safety standards to ensure food is handled safely by their volunteers and partners.

Why Use MealConnect?

In addition to diverting good food from the landfill and getting it into the hands of those who need it most, signing up helps you comply with Senate Bill 1383.

SB 1383, which went into effect on January 1, 2022, requires certain food businesses to donate the maximum amount of edible food they would otherwise dispose of to food recovery organizations. The goal is to divert organic waste from landfills to combat climate change while also addressing food insecurity in California.

Looking for a partner to comply with SB 1383?

You can sign up directly on MealConnect or contact our team with more questions.

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You had me at food rescue. How do I get started?

  1. Install the MealConnect app on your phone. Download it from the Apple App Store or Google Play.