our goal: to put ourselves out of business.
We believe that no one should have to go to bed hungry while perfectly viable produce goes to waste. This produce shouldn’t have to be “rescued” from rotting in fields or being sent to the landfill, either; why were we letting this food go to waste in the first place? These are systemic issues that our society needs to address. In a perfect world, The Farmlink Project wouldn’t need to exist—systems would be in place to streamline the supply chain so that surplus food went directly to those who need it.
Currently, The Farmlink Project is acting as the “link” connecting the broken supply chains in the agricultural and food access industries. Our long-term goal is to set up infrastructure which will render our work obsolete.
If there was no food waste, if there were no hungry people lining up outside understocked and underfunded food banks, there would be no need for The Farmlink Project. That’s the dream. We’ve got a lot of work to do before we get there, though. We need you to help us put ourselves out of business.
Our team comprises more than 100 students from colleges and universities across the country. When our college campuses closed in March 2020 in response to COVID-19, many of us found ourselves back at home with the urge to help those struggling in this pandemic. The Farmlink Project was born in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and we have plans to become a long-term and sustainable organization in the fight against food insecurity and food waste.
From our first delivery and beyond, The Farmlink Project has grown from a seedling of an idea to a vast field of flourishing produce that extends nationwide—and we're only getting started!
We are proud to partner with our fiscal agent and advisor Food Finders (Tax ID#33-0412749), a 501c3 food rescue organization connecting donated perishable food to hundreds of nonprofit pantries and shelters throughout Southern California. We are also proud to team up with Uber Freight as part of their Move What Matters campaign to coordinate and transport food to those who need it most. We are grateful to work hand-in-hand with our partners and excited for what more we can accomplish together.