Empowering local
food response in
emergencies.

The Food Responder platform empowers small food businesses, organizers and governments to collaborate while responding to emergencies.

Empowering local
food response in
emergencies.

The Food Responder platform empowers small food businesses, organizers and governments to collaborate while responding to emergencies.

Empowering local
food response in
emergencies.

The Food Responder platform empowers small food businesses, organizers and governments to collaborate while responding to emergencies.

Empowering local
food response in
emergencies.

The Food Responder platform empowers small food businesses, organizers and governments to collaborate while responding to emergencies.

Who are we?
By partnering with important community resources like the Red Cross and World Central Kitchen, the Food Responders platform has facilitated the delivery of millions of meals since 2017, supporting hundreds of small local businesses in the process.

Learn more about us
2+ million
meals served since 2017

What our partners are saying

“Working with the government can be hard, especially for small businesses.

“The Food Responders platform provides the structure needed to partner with the government easily.”
“Working with the government can be hard, especially for small businesses.

The Food Responders platform provides a centralized place to find a coordinate with food businesses.”
“We don't have the tools to effectively track and communicate our food service information in real time.

The Food Responders platform allows us to update orders, confirm bookings, and track in real time
during emergencies.

What our partners are saying

Working with the government can be hard, especially for small businesses.

The Food Responders platform provides the structure needed to partner with the government easily.
Organizing & communicating with restaurants in the midst of an emergency is nearly impossible.

The Food Responders platform provides a centralized place to
find and coordinate with food businesses.
We don't have the tools to effectively track and communicate our food service information in real time.

The Food Responders platform allows us to update orders, confirm bookings, and track in real time
during emergencies.

Why Now?

Facing the reality of increasingly frequent droughts, heat waves, and heavy precipitation, Food Responders is seeking to change the way we approach responding to these incidents in the face of climate change.

Our Solution

Keep local
dollars local

We have a vibrant ecosystem of local businesses and restaurants that want to support their communities during times of distress.

They just need a pathway to unlock their ability to do so, and sustain themselves during times of devastation.

Empower
local response

Emergency response is often a chaotic time where its difficult to engage local businesses quickly or effectively.

At the same time that an emergency might be shutting down a local economy, resources that could be sustaining the economy of local food businesses are often directed to large outside entities with little connection to a particular community.

Food as a source
of comfort

During the chaos that follows an emergency, it can be difficult to engage local businesses quickly or effectively, so large outside entities are often brought in to meet immediate needs. Instead, directing emergency funding and resources towards small businesses to meet the community's needs can help sustain the local economy and foster resiliency.

Our Platform's Offerings

Seamless
onboarding

For restaurants and organizers

Multichannel
communication

Automated for scheduling,
compliance, and reporting

FEMA level contract
management

Compliant and audit-safe
purchase orders and invoicing

FEMA level vendor management

Includes vendor document
management and archiving

Billing, Payments
and Reporting

Seamless and real-time
payment tracking

Robust & flexible
for any incident

Geographically agnostic
platform can be used in any location

Get Involved

I'm a

Community leader

Take the lead in supporting your community by becoming a Food Response Organizer.

Food business

Join our network of local Food Responders (restaurants and food businesses) to support your community during disasters.

State or county organization

Streamline your emergency food response strategy with our versatile tool made to empower any community.

Find out how the Food Responder platform can work for you.