While Reducing Waste
FeedHV is The Hudson Valley’s food rescue and harvesting network dedicated to meeting the needs of neighbors while mitigating the impacts of food waste. Covering Dutchess, Columbia, Greene, Orange, Putnam, Sullivan and Ulster counties in New York, the FeedHV community aims to reduce food insecurity and food waste throughout the region. With nearly 40% of all food in the United States wasted – around 20 pounds of food per month, per person – and one in ten American’s experiencing hunger, Feed HV is one of the growing number of food networks across the country dedicated to this mission. Hunger in the Hudson Valley often goes unseen in this diverse region, and FeedHV serves to connect the donors, volunteers and agencies serving the food insecure throughout the seven counties.
FeedHV: Feeding more by preventing
perfectly good food from going to waste.
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In addition, at the conclusion of the 2021/2022 school year, FeedHV collaborated with food service directors representing eight area school districts to re-direct over 3,600 pounds of surplus food as their kitchens were closing for summer vacation.
Across seven counties in the Hudson Valley, the FeedHV community food network includes over 300 volunteers, approximately 130 donor organizations and over 100 receiving agencies. These are some of their stories.
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Volunteer picks up the food within the given timeframe following food safety guidelines.
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Volunteers receive notification when a donation is available for pick up, the details and specifics, and ‘claim’ the run.
Volunteer delivers food to the food assistance program at the receiving agency.