In April 2018, we released our first extensive impact report. Our pioneering work in the Pittsburgh community within our first three years of operations has significantly impacted food insecurity in the populations we serve. We look forward to bringing our model to other communities.
Making an impact on #hunger and #foodwaste in Pittsburgh and beyond.
Learn about our model that merges technology, civic engagement, and public-private partnerships (technology alone does not scale impact). We introduced a new transport and distribution model that transforms surplus food into a resource and changes the way we approach food acccess.
End User Research
Does food rescue work?
Third-party research from Dr. Catherine Greeno from the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Social Work, modeled after the USDA Food Insecurity survey shows that we improve food security in 88% of the population we reach.
Food Access: Looking at Poverty, Food Deserts and Transit Deserts
Using GIS to identify high need, food insecure communities and resource access in Allegheny County.
Our approach to food distribution is grounded in an understanding that the last mile is key to ensuring access. We change food access logistics models by breaking norms on where food should be available. In this process, we reach an unprecedented number of people in poverty.