Each year in the United States, billions of pounds of food goes to waste. At the same time, millions of Americans suffer from food insecurity.
The Farmlink Project aims to alleviate food insecurity and reduce food waste by connecting farms with a surplus of fresh, nutritious produce to communities in need.
We are a group of university students committed to alleviating the ramifications of the COVID-19 pandemic. 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. Our team comprises more than 100 students from colleges and universities across the country.
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.