Community Innovation Fund (CIF) Project

Rescuing More Produce!

  • Year


  • Applicant type

    Non-Profit Organization

  • Location


  • Waste Action


  • Funds Used For

    Coolers, staff time, marketing, and general execution

  • Impact

    914 lbs of food rescued (equivalent of 761 meals for Central Oregonians)

A portable cooler full of fresh produce at an outdoor booth with three people around it

High Desert Food and Farm Alliance

Project Details

HDFFA will use the Community Innovation Fund to expand their Grow & Give program. With the addition of
efficiently insulated coolers HDFFA will be able to offer produce donation locations at community gardens, gleans, and farmers markets to increase food donations by 3,000 lbs in 2023. This will promote sustainability and build on long-term processes that support food recovery and food waste advocacy, and feed those experiencing food insecurity in our community.