Our Impact

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. In April 2019, we released our second impact report that documents how our impact has progressed throughout Allegheny County and the surrounding region.

Impact Report

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 access.
view the 2018 impact report
view the 2017 impact report

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.
view the executive summary

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.
view the GIS study
view the storymap