Boulder Food Rescue is committed to evidence-based practices and continuing to conduct research to inform our programs and work in the community. We believe in the importance of understanding the systems that we lend a hand in, including food waste and food insecurity.
Our primary areas of focus are:
- Food Access
- Food Waste
- Participation and Inclusion in nonprofits
Once our research is conducted, we serve as educators and consultants to nonprofits and individuals seeking to learn more about food access, food waste, and participation.
If you would like to receive consulting services, educational services, or understand more about these programs, please contact us.
Our portfolio of research publications can be found here:
2015-Ongoing: Community Based Participatory Design Research
Voices of Food Insecurity: Exploring Barriers and Strategies to Healthy Food Access
CBPDR is research conducted in a way that is inclusive of the voices and experiences of the members of the community in which the research is taking place. The participants are members of the community and are continuously involved in shaping the research and helping analyze the data so that the end result is the best representation of their experiences possible.
One outcome of this work so far is the Participation Framework, to be published in September of 2019
2016: City of Boulder Food Waste Audit
2014: Case Study of Food Retailers
Food Recovery Through Donations as a Response to Food Waste: A Case Study of Two Grocery Stores Participating in a Food Recovery Program in Boulder
Authored by: Celine Davis
2012: Recipient Case Study: Nutrition and Very Perishable Food Rescue
A study on the contributions of fresh produce to one relief agency in Boulder, Colorado
Authored by Rhonda Hoeningman
2011: Understanding the Sustainability of Retail Food Recovery
Authored by Caleb Phillips, Rhonda Hoeningman, Becky Higbee and Tom Reed