Reroute Food within Your Community

MEANS Database is a tool that connect restaurants, caterers, and grocery stores to nearby nonprofits who feed those in need.  When someone posts about extra food, email and text notifications are sent to nearby nonprofits, who can claim the food donation if they’re interested.


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Always Free to Donate

Donating food via MEANS is always 100% free. We believe that it should be easier and cheaper to donate your unsold food than to throw it away. Premium features are available, but donating is always free.


Find a Recipient Fast

On average, donations are claimed within an hour, meaning you can find a home for your donation before your staff is finished closing for the night. We’ve had prepared food claimed in under three minutes!


Protected From Liability

Donations of “apparently wholesome food” donated in “good faith” to a “nonprofit organization” are protected by the Donation of Food Act. We verify our partners’ nonprofit status, protecting you from liability.

Become a Donor

Do you have extra food you’d like to donate? Sign up and post a donation, and you can connect with a nearby nonprofit organization who is interested in your extra food.

Become a Recipient

Are you a nonprofit organization that helps feed those in need? Sign up to receive email and text notifications about donated food that’s available near you. 

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