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Cultivating Community

Student-Powered Hunger-Relief and Food Rescue

We believe no one should go to sleep hungry while millions of pounds of perfectly good food gets thrown away each day. We're on a mission to bridge the gap between food waste and food insecurity.

Our Mission

JEE Foods will strive to end hunger and poverty through employment education and food rescue to create sustainable communities, empowered Individuals, and opportunities in areas where poverty and homelessness are most prevalent

What We Do

JEE Foods works across the food system to combat food insecurity by identifying sources of excess and working with donors to rescue that food before it goes to waste. This is done through a volunteer network that leverages technology to quickly distribute this excess food. 

See our three-seed approach

The Team

Our team sets us apart. JEE Foods is run by primarily high school students. These passionate students use their interests and talents to operate every aspect of the organization. JEE Foods was born out of a classroom project, but our founders were determined to take JEE beyond the classroom.

Meet the Team

Globally Motivated

JEE Foods was founded through a class project in 2017 when students from Butler Tech/Ross High School were tasked by the United Nations to end hunger and poverty. Working with a team in South Korea, JEE Foods emerged as a viable solution to end poverty through our three seed approach.

Learn more about our Involvement with the United Nations

Our Three Seed Approach


JEE Foods provides on-the-job training in foodservice through our transformation efforts. In combination with our education seed, volunteers increase their employability skills.


JEE Foods provides volunteers with education in food safety and industry credentials to increase their opportunity for future employment. 


By giving new life to rescued food, JEE Foods takes full advantage of the economic resources that went into growing the food. In order to truly break free from the poverty cycle, JEE Foods provides the opportunity for individuals to become self-sustainable, which will in turn spur the economy. 

View the JEE Foods Story