Epic-Cure is a 501(c)(3) non-profit 100% volunteer organization founded in 2018 in response to the staggering amount of food waste in our country. With 1 in 6 people in America facing hunger while 30 to 40% of the food supply ends up in landfills, we felt the call to action.
Since we opened the doors to our first warehouse a little over 3 years ago, we have rescued and distributed over 10,000,000 pounds of food and provided an average of 62 pounds of food over 162,000 times to families experiencing need or food insecurity.
Food rescue goes beyond providing good, healthy, and nutritious food to families. It is helping to move the needle on a serious environmental problem. Annually, food waste is the largest component in landfills and accounts for 6% of all greenhouse gas emissions. When food decomposes without the benefit of oxygen, it emits Methane gas which is 10x more harmful to earth’s atmosphere than are excess CO2 emissions. The 10,000,000 pounds of food our volunteers have helped divert from landfills has prevented 4,431 tons of Methane gas from harming our atmosphere. At Epic-Cure, we believe in taking urgent, immediate, and continuous action to make a measurable difference to eliminate food waste, feed the hungry, teach children about nutrition and how to plan meals and safely prepare food, foster self-reliance for veterans and Title-1 school children through cooking classes, and engage senior citizens to teach children to safely prepare meals, providing them with practical life skills and the self-confidence that comes from real achievement.