Food Rescue Alliance aims to create a more just and less wasteful food system through movement building and direct support to grassroots, community-based, food recovery programs. FRA supports food rescue organizations through peer-to-peer learning, trainings, consulting, resource sharing and workshops. FRA members encompass values such as: health equity, community-driven work, participation, volunteerism, and committing to working on systems-level change.
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.
FRA is a project of Boulder Food Rescue. The entire program entails:
- A peer-learning network between food recovery organizations, which includes many different systems of support and learning.
- The Food Rescue Robot: Technology development for logistics and tracking (read more below)
- Creating documentation and resources for beginning food rescue groups, including the “Package Deal: How to Start your own Food Rescue Guide”.
- The Food Rescue Directory – an open directory of food rescuers with EndFoodWaste.org (see here)
- Organizing an annual regional conference on food justice issues
- Research on food waste and food recovery including municipal waste audits, nutrition studies, and sustainability analysis
1. Robot: Use and full access to the food redistribution software, The Robot, for data tracking and logistical services.
2. One-on-One Direct Consulting Services: Individual assistance and training in the development of new food rescue organizations, up to a year from inception.
3. Access to Peer Learning Network: Access to participate in Peer Learning Network to gain resources and insight from fellow FRA members through individual conversations, as well as network workshops and gatherings.
4. Bi-Monthly Workshops: Invitations to attend and participate in the facilitation of bi-monthly workshops on diverse topics relevant to and proposed by members.
5. Additional Starting Resources and Document Sharing: Access to additional resources including budgets, volunteer outreach materials, educational tools, recipient surveys and more collected through the Peer Learning Network.
To become a member of the Food Rescue Alliance:
Membership costs are created on a sliding scale based on an organizational annual budget. For more information about how it works and what it costs, please email our FRA Program Manager at [email protected]
For more information, visit: foodrescuealliance.org