Haven's Harvest Food Rescue Delivery
- Advocacy & Human Rights
- Emergency & Safety
Location269 Peck StNew Haven, CT 06513 United States
Our mission: feeding our community and reducing food waste, one food rescue at a time. We create relationships -- with our donors, receiving partners, and our volunteers. Businesses often have excess food and business owners struggle to find community partners to accept the food and find transportation for that food. That is where Haven’s Harvest comes in! Creating a robust community network is necessary to direct the food to people rather than letting the food go to waste. This network increases the resiliency of our community. We have three programs: Food recovery: Volunteer driven, direct delivery, hyper-local Food advocacy: Supporting Federal legislation, work with Connecticut state agencies to support food donations, New Haven Food Policy Council, Food Access Working Group Product development: Selling creative new food products using recovered food.
Good food should not be wasted. Food production uses an incredible amount of energy. By recovering food, we are using it to its’ fullest potential and not wasting the energy it took to produce the food. We are facing an environmental crisis- and we have a high rate of food insecurity in our country. We can begin to end both problems by recognizing recovered food as a community resource. Our initial style of sharing food has been to ask volunteers to use their vehicles to transfer food directly from donor to community partner site. Our venture is hyper-local. Most food moves within a 15 minute ride. This enhances our sense of community- neighbors helping neighbors. Our communities should not be food insecure given how much food is wasted.