Fighting food insecurity is our mission— repurposing surplus produce is our solution.
our goal: to put ourselves out of business.
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 ever letting this produce 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 zero percent, rather than 30 to 40 percent, of food grown in the United States went to waste. For now, 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 were 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.MEET THE TEAM
how far we've come
Our success and existence is due to the incredible generosity of our top supporters. With early support from Food Finders, Uber Freight, ReFed, and Kroger, we successfully scaled our grassroots operations into a national movement. We are proud to team up with additional mission aligned corporations and foundations to source and deliver food to those who need it most. Some of our valued supporters include Chipotle, Primal Kitchen, Taylor Farms, ReFED, Carhartt, and Google, among others.
our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
We all have a stake in the food system. The Farmlink Project aspires to collaborate with a diverse network of individuals, communities, and organizations as we work towards a more equitable and food secure future.LEARN MORE