FeedHV is a regional food rescue and harvesting network dedicated to meeting the needs of neighbors while mitigating the impacts of food waste. The concept evolved out of community dialogues with farmers, volunteers, nonprofit agencies and key stakeholders.
Through our web-based and mobile application powered by ChowMatch, FeedHV links food donors of prepared but unserved food and fresh produce (including farms, restaurants, catering services, grocery stores, hospitals, universities and more) to nonprofit organizations with food assistance programs (such as food pantries, soup kitchens and shelters) through the efforts of a network of volunteers who transport, harvest and process donated food. With this technological solution, FeedHV enhances and streamlines the good work of businesses, agencies, and organizations already doing food recovery work.
As of Summer 2018 our app is successfully moving food in Dutchess, Orange and Ulster counties. Sign up and stay tuned as our network expands into Columbia, Greene, Putnam and Sullivan counties soon! If you would like to help launch any of those four, please reach out to us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley (CFHV), is a nonprofit organization and one of the largest grantmaking institutions in the Hudson Valley. The Community Foundations stewards individual, family, business and nonprofit donor funds, invests those funds prudently and makes grants out of the earnings to meet local community, regional and national needs.
Hudson Valley AgriBusiness Development Corporation (HVADC), is the region’s sole economic development agency with a specific focus on the viability of the agricultural economy in the Hudson Valley. It assists both new and existing agri-businesses such as farms, food businesses and food distributors, by providing technical and business consultation and resources. The non-profit promotes balanced, market-based solutions that lead to enhanced agricultural entrepreneurship, rural economic growth and community enhancement.
Harvesting & Processing Partners
We are grateful for the generous supporters who have made this project possible: