Country: United StatesFocus: Business ModelsPartner: Joint Venture Silicon ValleyPost-Extreme Lab: Social E LabStatus: Still In DevelopmentYear: 2021

Joint Venture Silicon Valley


We have developed a detailed, end-to-end process that brings donated food to residents of affordable housing communities in the Bay Area, via on-site fridges. In the Bay Area, over 1 in 10 people are experiencing food insecurity and have to deal with the daily stress of not knowing where their next meal will come from. Many great food recovery organizations already distribute leftover food from donors to the people who need it. However, food distribution sites often operate during the work day and require significant time to travel to, making it difficult to access for people who both need the food and are juggling full-time jobs. Our solution is to bring free food directly to people’s homes. Our end-to-end process involves placing fridges in affordable housing communities and stocking them with donated food from commercial kitchens and groceries, so that residents have easy access to healthy food. This process integrates the existing workflows of food recovery organizations and housing staff, and it maintains strict food safety standards and consistent communication in order to bring more food to the people who need it.