building infrastructure in community spaces
custom designed food bank structures
launched an app
Uniforms and posters make the Eat United team easy to spot, and raise awareness about the cause.
Using "Human Centred Design" Method, community members helped to innovate a program of activities to motivate healthy eating.
WHAT IS EAT UNITED AIMING AT?
GOALS 2019: SIMPLE, STANDARD SERVICE
REACH MORE FAMILIES in NEED of support.
Offer support to 25% more families by extending the Food Bank service.
Supply the new Food Bank Users by creating alliances with additional Vendors who want to donate their surplus produce.
professionalISE THE food bank service.
Build a confident, capable and professional team of local volunteers. Provide the equipment and training necessary for them to lead the Food Re-distribution seamlessly from market to community.
MOTIVATE HEALTHY Eating on a budget
Implement a program of activities with a hands-on approach to food education. The activities harness the interests that the community members themselves expressed (through the Human Centred Design process) in order to inspire healthy eating and shift dietary habits; with an emphasis on nutrition for children.
innovation and integration
Extend the App to track the impact of Eat United's Food Banks.
Every pack of food shared will be logged in the App; allowing us to track where the rescued food is going, who is using the service and how often; as well as giving the Users a space to communicate their level of satisfaction.
BEYOND 2019: GROW THE CHANGE
Once the Food Bank service is simple and standard, it's easier to expand.
+ Add more Vendors within the same market
+ Add more Users to each existing Food Bank
+ Train more Volunteers as necessary
Eat United will have a strong visual presence in the market, raising awareness about food waste.
Once that's done?
Great, now we can begin Food Banks in additional communities. and start working with Vendors in new markets. To do this we will train more Volunteers. We will use Human Centred Design to focus our approaches in new communities.
We believe that food shouldn't be wasted anywhere, and that it can always be put to good use. Our long term goal is to apply the Eat United model for Food Re-distribution in other urban areas of developing countries, while motivating meaningful and lasting change in food management and consumption.