Ballard Food Rescue
An information diagram illustrating food rescue in Ballard
Food rescue includes a multitude of positive environmental, financial, and social impacts. Reducing food waste keeps food out of landfills to minimize toxic emissions in our environment. It is economically beneficial at a small scale by lowering household food bills and on a large scale by reducing disposal costs for suppliers. Reducing food waste is also socially important to eliminate hunger in our communities. However, food rescue is a complex logistical system that involves many different entities and organizations. Sufficient planning and reliable communication play a significant role in smoothly running the programs and transporting rescued food. This project aims to showcase the key players within the system and present challenges in the current food rescue system from a practical perspective.