Shattuck explained that their mission was to collect edible food from restaurants, grocers and other food establishments that would have otherwise gone to waste. They then transport this food to different local hunger-relief agencies.
The organization hopes to encourage schools like Staples to participate in their programs.
"Collecting food from schools like Staples could feed hundreds of starving people," Nicole Straight, a volunteer with the program, said.
During the panel discussion, people were also able to try different dishes created using the food rescued. Food Rescue US hoped that by allowing the audience to try the rescued food, they would see the food’s quality and worth.
According to Food Rescue, the app has been a huge help in satiating hunger.
“It’s basically Uber for food rescues,” Ryan Hoak, a member of the audience said.