Annual Impact and New Priorities for Food Rescue Alliance

Food Rescue Alliance (FRA) just filed their latest 12-month impact report since receiving our Compassionate Impact Grant. It shows that FRA’s members—the local food rescue teams that are part of FRA’s national network—rescued 11,121,981 pounds of food in 2021.

The other exciting development: FRA is shifting from being a peer learning network into a generative social impact network.

What does that mean? Essentially, members will have more leadership and ownership over their work.

  • FRA will adjust their strategic plan to pause on priorities identified by its staff and focus instead on those identified by members.
  • They’ll reduce their own staff’s involvement in the decision-making process while bringing members into it.
  • They’re also planning new bimonthly meetings centered around understanding their members’ needs, wants, and hopes—plus informal drop-in sessions where members can build organic connections.
  • They’ll create new online forums where team members can share info.
  • In the meantime, they’ll continue offer one-on-one consulting with FRA organizers whenever they need it.

We’re thrilled to learn about FRA’s new direction, which aligns closely with our own values of emphasizing shared, local power.

You can read the complete report here.