Research & Practice

Rescuing and Gleaning: Creating a Framework for Building Community Partnerships

Students supported the UW Food Pantry’s mission of reducing food insecurity on campus by creating a “partnership-building framework” to help facilitate new relationships between the organization and community businesses. The team used Public Health – Seattle & King County’s restaurant safety rating database and Google Maps data to determine whether a potential business-pantry partnership was possible. Deliverables include a list of recommended, nearby businesses, visuals for assisting businesses in following Pantry food-handling guidelines, and other resources to help the Pantry create new partnerships for gleaning and rescuing nutrient-dense foods.

Community Partner: Lilly Durham, UW Food Pantry

Project Type(s): Undergraduate Capstone

Author(s): Lindsey Carrasco-Morfin, Taylor Clementz, Bristin Green, Kaiyuan He, Selma Tausend

Program(s): Food Systems Major

Year: 2024