Food Rescue Alliance

_FRA-05_croppedThe Food Rescue Alliance is a project of Boulder Food Rescue aimed at facilitating grass roots food recovery and movement-building around ending food waste and engaging in food justice both in the Rocky Mountain region, and around the country.

The project entails:

  • A peer-learning network between food recovery organizations
  • Technology development for logistics and tracking (read more here)
  • Creating documentation and resources for beginning food rescue groups
  • The Food Rescue Directory – an open directory of food rescuers with EndFoodWaste.org (see here)
  • Organizing regional conferences on food justice issues (e.g., our Food Forward Summit)
  • Research on food waste and food recovery including municipal waste audits, nutrition studies, and sustainability analysis

Collaboration

The Peer Learning Network is a way for emerging innovative food rescue organizations to be able to share information, ideas, projects, values, and create an overall collaboration between people developing innovative models of food recovery in the country.

Our Members:

Boulder Food Rescue
Denver Food Rescue
Colorado Springs Food Rescue
Hole Food Rescue
Seattle Food Rescue
Community Enterprise
Charlotte Food Rescue
Hunger Free Colorado
Loving Spoonful

The project manager of the Peer Learning Network is Helen Katich. If you are interested in knowing more about our work, please contact Helen at [email protected]

 

Membership for the Alliance:

If you are interested in membership, please look over these documents to find out more.

1. Please download this document to learn more about our membership benefits, costs, and how it works.
2. Fill out this membership application here.

 

Testimonials:

“The Food Rescue Alliance has been a tremendous resource in connecting us to other organizations that have the same vision as we do in addressing food insecurity within our communities. Additionally, the workshops have truly been inspirational and have serve as a great way to connect with others to talk about food access barriers that our communities face. This ultimately leads to a dialogue about how we can work in partnership to address the barriers. That’s what you get when you get a lot of highly-motivated and passionate individuals to engage in a conversation—things get done!”

– Alejandra Perez Urkoski, MSW; Community Development Coordinator, Community Enterprise

My experience working with the FRA has been absolutely great. I reached out to the Food Rescue Alliance because I was close to burning out, and I wanted to find a way to better manage Eat United (Comamos Juntos) and balance it with my own life. The FRA more than filled that need. From the word go, they were extremely supportive and open. They wanted to hear about our work and they wanted to help. I was so motivated and inspired to hear from other food waste organizations and realize that my struggles were normal – and also conquerable.  It made me feel like part of a wider community working towards the same vision.

– Katie, Comamos Juntos, Managua, Nicaragua

“Being a part of Food Rescue Alliance has helped our small nonprofit achieve a bigger impact in less time. Before we were just a group of friends doing something we thought was important. Now, we’re part of a movement.”

-Turner Wyatt, Executive Director of Denver Food Rescue