Farm To Fork
"In a world of plenty, no one, not a single person, should go hungry" - Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations. In a culture that wastes nearly 40% of all food produced, how do we connect the people who have fresh food to give to those who need it most?
Designed in 2012 by a group of 30 undergraduate students in the School of Computer Science (working in partnership with the Guelph Wellington Food Round Table and other local food insecurity experts), the Farm to Fork website aims to increase the quality and quantity of fresh food donated to local food banks and food pantries. Farm To Fork lets donors know what is needed the real-time needs of food banks and food pantries, including what is needed and where it is needed most.
Students involved with Farm To Fork are engaged not only in the classroom, but in their community. By working on real world issues, they see how their actions and expertise can have a meaningful impact in their community. As a result, students connected to the Farm To Fork classroom have gone on to develop solutions dealing with food waste and other sustainability issues and are working to connect the Farm To Fork project with the local Garden Fresh Box campaign, as well as Meal Exchange’s Trick Or Eat campaign.
To offer the Farm To Fork program to any community that wants to use it, free of charge. To accomplish this goal, it is necessary to finalize the mobile application (February 2016), develop and launch an advertising and educational campaign for use in communities not currently registered with Farm To Fork (August 2016), and continue to measure and evaluate the impacts of the Farm To Fork project (December 2016).
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Farm To Fork has already had an incredible impact in our community; helping to ensure that every person has access to nutritious food. With your help, Farm To Fork could work in every community.