#openimpact — Food Rescue Vermont

foodrecSource: flickr

(this is one of the projects of the #openimpact shortlist)

This web application helps people with surplus food determine how to dispose of it in accordance with Act 148 (Vermont’s Universal Recycling Law) and benefits the Vermont Food Bank.


What does it do? Helps reducing food waste through donation and composting resources.
Outcome Food waste is reduced while food donations are increased.
Project page food-rescue.herokuapp.com
Organizations Code for BTV
Contact persons Ben Glassman



Source code github.com
Data used Vermont Food Bank
Data generated No
Tech stack Ruby on Rails



Replications None so far
License MIT License
Maintenance costs/month tbd
First steps 1. Collect data about your local food shelves, farms, composting facilities, etc.
2. Fork code
3. Check if the decision tree behind the app makes sense in your community
Interested in replicating this project? Join our DataLook #openimpact Slack channel or hit us up on Twitter.
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