Support for Non-Profit / Charitable Organizations
There are many NGOs that engage in food service, providing ready-to-eat meals to large numbers of people. The demand for such services seems to grow exponentially.
Such activities require a commercial approach to procurement, storage, processing, delivery......increased efficiencies to stretch the available resources
The decisions made during the design and equipment selection process impact the operational efficiency for the duration of the project. It is important to match operational intent with design.
Education / Skill Training
The traditional family has become a thing of the past.....and with that the passing on of knowledge and skills to buy food, cook food, stay healthy with food.
In our modern society, such education and training has to come from different sources. The important part, of course, has to be an unbiased, non-commercial approach that does not seek to sell products or services, but works solely in the interest of the target customer.
Catering services and canteen style production of meals is a complex business. There are processes to plan a menu in advance, procure and store materials, cook / process food, and serve efficiently.
Planning depends on available resources: kitchen equipment, talent pool, food supplies, funding.....many variables that can be combined into the best possible outcome.
FwT can provide support to Volunteer organizations for the optimal setup and operation of such food systems
Regional Food Hubs / Farmers Markets
Much energy is going into the setup and development of local markets. Connecting small to medium sized farmers with commercial customers is a big challenge.
Restaurants require stability and reliability from a supplier before they can adjust their menus and incorporate the fresh farm product into their offerings.
FwT has experience in the strategic support required to set up the link between Food Hubs / Farmers Markets and commercial customers - such as food trucks, small traders, canteens and catering operations.
FwT would be interested to engage with non-profit organizations on a pro-bono project basis.