The Farm To Fork project serves to improve the quality and quantity of food being donated to the emergency food system, by facilitating real-time conversations between donors and emergency food providers. Because everybody deserves access to healthy food.
Since 2012, the Farm To Fork team has worked to develop the Farm-To-Fork.ca website. After a successful crowdfunding campaign in 2013, co-founders Dr. Daniel Gillis and Danny Williamson, along with developers Lee-Jay Cluskey-Belanger, and Corey Alexander, flew to Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador to present the project at the Community-University Expo. Team members have presented at the Hillside Music Festival, the Food For Thought event, as part of the Learning and Innovations Conference, and as part of the Bigger Picture Series, to name a few.
To date, the Farm To Fork project has been supported by the local community, the OakTree Project, the Elevator Project, the City of Guelph, the Guelph Community Health Centre, Taste Real, the Speed River Inferno, the College of Physical and Engineering Sciences, the School of Computer Science, and the University of Guelph’s Better Planet Project. More than $50,000 has been awarded to support the project.
The project has also garnered several awards, including
- the Be The Change award for Corey Alexander, Oliver, Cook, and Lee-Jay Cluskey-Belanger (lead developers),
- the Emilie Hayes Community Partnership award for Kate Vsetula, and Lisa Needham (lead community partners),
- the 40 Under 40 award for co-founders Daniel Gillis and Danny Williamson, as well as lead developers Corey Alexander, Oliver Cook, and Lee-Jay Cluskey-Belanger,
and has been nominated for the
- Compasso D’Oro International Award for Design.
The team is currently developing the Farm To Fork mobile application.