A scalable solution to strengthen local food systems

Each year, an estimated 54 million Americans, or 1 in 4 children, will face food insecurity. 40% of the food in the United States goes to waste, a major contributor to climate change. Organizations working on the frontlines of hunger often struggle to supply enough fresh, local, nutrient-dense produce to their communities. At the same time, 35% of Americans have a home or community garden. 

The Fresh Food Connect mobile app provides the connection points to close this gap.

How it works

Community-based hunger relief & food access organizations, or Operators, license the Fresh Food Connect technology platform, using the our web portal and mobile app for single-point access to coordinate multiple incoming donations of homegrown produce. In addition to accessing an untapped source of locally-grown produce, Operators broaden their reach by connecting to the local gardening community and a network of similar organizations across the country.

Gardeners download the free Fresh Food Connect app, which identifies their closest Operator. Once connected, gardeners can schedule produce donations directly through the app. The app also tracks their donations through the season, so they can see the impact of their donations over time. Donating produce through Fresh Food Connect is a meaningful, engaging, and easy way for gardeners to share their homegrown produce with those in their communities who need it most, rather than allowing it to go to waste.

[Photo credit: Food is Free Tacoma]

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Fresh Food Connect is registered as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. 

Fresh Food Connect's tax identification number is 82-5180956.