Fruitful: Community FarmBank

Role

Researcher

Designer

Writer

Project Type

Service Design 

​​​​​​​This project was created as part of The Stanford Center on Longevity Design Challenge following the COVID-19 pandemic

in 2020. The challenge was focused on ideas inspired by the cultural shift that occurred during the pandemic.

FRUITFUL: A COMMUNITY FARMBANK

The Challenge

Our objective was to design a system to bridge the gap between farm surplus and soaring food insecurity in BIPOC communities.
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Background

Food insecurity disproportionately affects BIPOC communities.

The relationship between race/ethnicity and food insecurity is complex and is intertwined with other established determinants. 

In 2020, between March and May, over 1 billion dollars in California farm waste was recorded; many farmers were forced to destroy millions of pounds of perishable produce due to Covid-19. 
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Process

Our objective was to design a system to bridge the gap between farm surplus and soaring food insecurity in BIPOC communities.
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