412 Food Rescue wanted to double the amount of food they rescue. A team of Covestro employees wanted to develop a solution to help the organization meet its goal. The Covestro Center for Community Engagement’s SkillShare program brought them together.
412 Food Rescue Goals
- Obtain data analysis and tools that would help identify opportunities and gaps in their existing business
- Obtain a business plan describing how to double business from 1.3 to 2.6 million pounds of rescued food
Project Scope (developed with ESC project advisor)
- Work with 412 Food Rescue to enhance and organize the donor/volunteer/recipient databases for analysis
- Assist with forecasting donation volume for 2018 and development of a business plan
- Analyze data to identify opportunities and risks and test sensitivities associated with the forecast
- Develop a dashboard of key indicators from the database to monitor performance and identify deviations from the forecast
A financial analyst, planner, technical sales associate, and global market analyst combined their diverse expertise and delivered a tangible set of solutions, including a real-time data dashboard. Through the SkillShare program, the team learned how to apply their professional skills to a local nonprofit need – double food rescue in 2018.
412 Food Rescue’s CEO and Co-Founder Leah Lizarondo believes SkillShare’s impact can already be felt within the organization and said…
“This project is helping us plan and match our donations, making it easier for us to do our work. What’s extra valuable was that not only will this project help us to better plan for volume and volunteers needed, but it connected us with team members from Covestro that we can continue to call if we have additional problems. This deepens our relationship with Covestro, as well.”
Covestro team member Adam Sirianni hopes that more employees sign up for SkillShare. He said…
“This program was great – it allows you to use your creative thinking to help solve real-world problems while building your own skill set. I highly encourage everyone to participate to better yourself and expand your network.”