What is a rescuedbox?
Did you know that every year around 4,000 tonnes of our fresh produce in Cyprus goes to waste before reaching the consumer due to aesthetic requirements and surplus?
We rescue fresh fruits and veggies unwanted by supermarkets, due to their aesthetics, that would otherwise end up in landfills and deliver them straight to your door.
We source local, fresh and seasonal delicious fruits and veggies and sort your rescued boxes as handpicked from the fields.
Simply sign up, subscribe and choose the rescued box that fits your personal lifestyle.
Delivered weekly or every other week on Thursdays free to your doorstep.
You’re in control! You can cancel anytime and miss any deliveries as per your schedule.
Because there is no planet B we decided to take a holistic approach on food waste by start saving products that are nearing to the best before date but have plenty of time to be used and products that their packaging is imperfect, slightly damaged but the content is unharmed and perfectly ok for consumption. Products in our marketplace will be heavily discounted making an impact in your pocket and good to our planet.
rescue – save money – do good
How big is the problem?
According to FAO, close to 1.3 billion tonnes of food in general is lost or wasted every year
This amounts to approximately €900 billion of wasted or lost food
Around 820 million people go to bed hungry each day
Countries with severe malnourishment at the moment are Yemen and Chad
If wasted food was a country it would be the 3rd largest producer of CO2, after US & China
The UN’s Sustainable Development goal aims to limit warming to 1.5C, drop CO2 emissions by 45% until 2030 and reach net zero around 2050
But food waste isn't just a humanitarian or social concern. When we waste food, we also waste energy and the fresh water it takes to grow, harvest, transport and package our food. Around 25% of all the fresh water used gets wasted every year and amounts to approximately 45 trillion gallons!
245,650Kg total food we've saved
We want to build a community of Rescue Warriors that are mindful and concerned about the environment and want to join us in our mission.
rescue | eat-healthy | do-good