Food Rescue Innovation

People loading fruit onto truck

Volunteers unloading surplus food, which will get redistributed to families in need. This is one part of “rescuing food” that would otherwise have gone to garbage or compost.

Food Rescue Innovation Grant

Thank you to everyone who applied to the Food Rescue Innovation Grant! SPU appreciates the community-focused solutions, dedication to avoiding waste, and the tremendous time it took to prepare applications.

The Food Rescue Innovation Grant had a budget of $200,000 to award applicants who could “move the dial” in reducing food waste and increasing access to good food for people experiencing food insecurity in Seattle. Twelve applications collectively requested more than $1 million in funding.

The final awardees are:

  • Edible Food Recovery at Virginia Mason Medical Center with Virginia Mason Franciscan Health for $57,903
  • More Than Food Project with Vault89 Strategies for $100,000
  • Pedaling Relief Project: Accelerating Food Rescue Efforts in Seattle with Cascade Bicycle Club for $42,097

Read more about these projects and the partnering organizations in At Your Service

Learn more about SPU’s Food Rescue Technical Assistance and our pilots.

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Andrew Lee, General Manager and CEO
Address: 700 5th Avenue, Suite 4900, Seattle, WA, 98104
Mailing Address: PO Box 34018, Seattle, WA, 98124-5177
Phone: (206) 684-3000

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