What exactly is Move Food?
Move Food is a system that matches places with food (Sources) to People with time available (Movers) to bring food to places and people who need food (Destinations).
We take the complications of the resource and logistics matching out of the way to make it as simple as possible for everyone to benefit.
I want to help. Is there a commitment?
None. During the sign up process (coming soon) as a Mover you enter your preferences of when and how you’d like to be contacted for a pick up opportunity. You choose how often and when you’d like to be contacted and can choose to accept or not.
As a Source, you only post when you are able to do so.
Is it safe to give food away? What about liability?
Move Food Movers have gone through an overview of safe food handling and agree to abide by local statutes and regulations. There are many laws, which vary from county to county even, about food handling and safety, but there is a federal law indemnifying food donations made in good faith.
There is some excellent information at the Portland Metro Fork It Over site for details
What about all the other people doing similar work?
Move Food exists to help the tens of thousands of organizations doing great work focus on their work of feeding people. Move Food is designed to fit into the structure of existing organizations to assist with the resource matching and logistics needs to get food where it needs to be. We don’t want to replace any other organization. We want to assist and enhance the work they are doing. Or to provide full featured solution ready to use where there is none.
Is it free? (Yes, it is. 100%)
Using the Move Food system is totally free. No money changes hands ever. The software, when complete and ready for release, will be available as open source. Move Food is a 501c3 (pending) organization and is funded off donations of work equity and financial support. The launch of the pilot version of the system has been funded by the executive director and a handful of scrappy dedicated developers, marketing folks, and other people who want to do some good in the world.