The Re-food Movement presents new responses to age old challenges, local tools to repair global damage and a proven path to empower citizens to change their world for the better in their own communities
What is possible?
Re-food began with questioning...
Is it possible that we trash 1/3 of all the food we produce?
Is it possible that we – you and I – throw away perfectly good food on a daily basis while our neighbors struggle with food insufficiency?
Is it possible that we have forgotten that good food is precious because it nourishes people and that people too - all people - are precious?
It is possible, it is our current reality.
Is it possible to end enormous amounts of food waste and rescue tons of good food in our own local neighborhoods?
Is it possible to recruit, organize and retain hundreds of volunteers to rescue good food every day - in your community and in mine?
Is it possible to provide good rescued food to those who need it in the same communities where the food is rescued – at no costs to the beneficiaries and at nearly no cost at all?
Is it possible to maintain a high yield/low cost neighborhood food rescue operation that involves all sectors of the community (responsible people, businesses and institutions) - and to do so on a strictly goodwill basis?
It is possible – it is Re-food.
The Re-food Model works very, very well – as a practical tool to eliminate food waste and hunger in local communities – while steadily strengthening local social bonds.
The Re-food Formula:
The Re-food Movement is powered by the good will of the community, it takes the form of shared practical action and is sustained by ongoing resource activation.
These dynamic and continuous processes work together to generate significant positive social impact for a wide spectrum of diverse community members.
The action of the Re-food Movement endures through time due to built-in mechanisms that ensure sustainability in three key areas: financial, environmental and social.
The Re-food Movement's differences, make a difference. Its innovations work together to resolve the most challenging problem of food rescue in the commercial consumer environment: "how to provide a sustainable food rescue service to the many, many different and disperse points of collection daily - and in real time".
The Re-food solution to the food rescue challenge points toward the solution for hunger.
Any true solution to the challenge to feed the hungry must necessarily fulfill some basic criteria: It must provide enormous amounts good, nutritious food on a daily basis without exhausting its supply and it must do so continuously and without significant costs –that is, almost for free.
Re-food meets these criteria.