NEW YORK — National food systems and solutions authority Food Tank: The Food Think Tank has recognized Hudson Valley’s FeedHV as an international leader in fighting food waste. The New Orleans based group named FeedHV among 19 organizations worldwide.
FeedHV is a network to rescue, harvest, process and distribute local food. Powered by a web-based and mobile application, FeedHV links excess food to those who need it. In the Hudson Valley, that’s about 1 in 10 neighbors.
Through a simple matching technology, the app links food donors of prepared but unserved food and fresh produce to nonprofit organizations with food assistance programs through the efforts of a network of volunteers who transport, harvest and process donated food. The app is administered by Hudson Valley Agri-Business Development Corporation, and is funded by Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley.
“It is a true honor to be recognized by a group as distinguished as Food Tank,” said Carrie Jones Ross, administrator of the app and Food Security Development Manager at Hudson Valley Agri-Business Development Corporation. “We are humbled by this acknowledgment in our first year of operations. So far we have provided over 70,000 pounds of fresh, local food to those experiencing hunger.”
To date, the app is operating in Dutchess, Orange, and Ulster counties – with plans to expand into Columbia, Greene, Putnam and Sullivan in 2019. To sign up and make a difference please visit FeedHV.org. To read the full announcement and list of 19 organizations see FoodTank.com.
Media Contact: Jacqueline Lieske, Communications Manager
Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley
–Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley