Hunger is not just about food. Hunger is inseparably germane to a nexus of issues, including: among other things - climate change. As an organization committed to growth through learning, we pay close attention to these issues. In order to end hunger, it is imperative for us all to be 1) conscientious about conservation, 2) respect the environment and ecosystem, and 3) know and appreciate our ever-changing world.
OUR GOAL: To end hunger and food waste, achieve food security, improve nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture for everyone, but especially for the most isolated and vulnerable.
THE CHALLENGE: Black, indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) are the most severely impacted by insufficient food access, diet-related illness, and other issues directly related to food insecurity and the supply chain. Today, the most isolated and vulnerable people in the U.S. are more likely than their privileged counterparts to live under the conditions of food apartheid, with limited access to fresh fruit or vegetables. They are less likely to be able to access fertile ground to produce crops and more likely to live in carcinogenic areas without clean water or air.
OUR STRATEGY: Meet the immediate food needs of the most isolated and vulnerable populations.
Food Rescue & Access Program ("Harvest Rescue")
We are currently in process of implementing a food rescue and access program (on the East and West coasts of the United States) geared towards eliminating food waste and feeding hungry. According to the USDA's published FAQ, food waste is estimated at between 30-40 percent of the food supply in the United States. Food waste is responsible for 8% of global greenhouse gas emissions according to the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization. Therefore, the benefits of this initiative contributes to reducing food insecurity and waste by providing healthy/nutritional food access and reducing greenhouse gas emissions, which enhances the quality of life for us all. We are collaborating with food donors, producers, and retailers; community houses of worship; leadership of local municipalities; and like-minded philanthropic organizations already engaged in doing this critical work.