Solution 3 Pilot

Header of the Food Rescue MAINE Website.

Pilot 1: Food Rescue MAINE Brand and Website

Goals  To create a hub for all of our information and resources for Maine’s food system. Methodology  Food Rescue MAINE’s website was created in the Spring of 2021. In its beginning stages, the website was simply a page explaining the basics of food recycling and was linked to a QR code in preparation for our […]

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Image of two people demonstrating how to dispose of food waste at Portland city launch

Pilot 2: Community Food Waste Education

Goals To educate and engage Maine communities in the common goal of improving their community food systems. To prevent, recover, and recycle food waste. Methodology  In order to best create educational materials for a community, we must first understand what their goals are. To do this, a meeting is set up to discuss their goals […]

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Pilot 3: School Food Waste Education

Food Rescue MAINE has collaborated with teachers across Maine both to create and compile educational material for young students. We currently have material available for preschool and ages k-5. We will soon add the high school food system curriculum to our website as well. Goals To create a fun and engaging elementary curriculum vetted by […]

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Poster designed by student intern, Eddie Nachamie, in Sebago Elementary School cafeteria near food waste sorting stations. Poster reads, "Feed your Body! Not the Trach"

Pilot 4: Maine School Cafeteria Food Waste Study – 2023

Goals  To reduce school food waste, volume, and cost. To improve nutrition intake. Methodology  Worked with the Maine Department of Education nutrition director and faculty team to identify the most effective food waste and nutrition interventions. Researched best practices for elementary school food waste reduction. Recruited and selected four (4) participating Maine elementary schools for […]

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