About the project
Sources Community Services Society
2020 – 2023
The problem they came to us with
How can we create a sustainable, dignified food re-distribution system in Surrey?
Building on previous SHIFT Collaborative work with Food Security groups in Surrey, this project focused on using developmental and outcome evaluation to update and implement a theory of change and establish a viable food recovery and distribution system for Sources.
SHIFT Collaborative developed an evaluation framework and facilitated annual data collection and sense-making to support adaptive action changes and improvements in four integrated strategies: raising awareness of food rescue and security issues and impacts, establishing a warehouse and distribution system to move more food out to more non-profit partners, establishing/integrating a community harvest program and strengthening employment, volunteerism and diversified revenue streams for long term sustainability.