Capitalizing Nonprofit Social Innovation
Leah Lizarondo, 412 Food Rescue
412 Food Rescue has emerged to become one of the fastest-growing food recovery organizations in the US. Utilizing technology to mobilize volunteer drivers (the Uber of Food Rescue) and an innovative logistics and distribution model (the Amazon of Food Rescue) it has created unprecedented impact in the region -- reaching over 100,000 more people than traditional food pantries and improving food security in 90% of people served. 412 Food Rescue's 4,000-strong driver network is the largest in any single urban region and performs at a 99% service level--picking up all available food 99% of the time. 412 Food Rescue's scale has been funded by an innovative philanthropy network in Pittsburgh--a venture capital mindset in supporting risk for high returns on impact. Hear from 412 Food Rescue and its key funders on how the organization and funding community are collaborating to solve two of our most intractable problems: food waste and food insecurity.
innovation, nonprofits, technology
Leah Lizarondo, 412 Food Rescue Kenya Boswell, BNY Mellon Foundation of Southwestern PA Lauri Fink, The Hillman Family Foundation Kate Dewey, UpPrize Social Innovation Challenge