Food Stash Foundation: Realizing the collective for climate accountability

Our 2023 recipient is making bold strides in its quest for more non-profits to integrate climate action through greenhouse gas emission accounting into their practices.

Food Stash Foundation put the funds it received from Project Change Foundation to work, covering the tuition for two other food-focused charities – Sole Food Street Farms and Vancouver Food Runners – to complete a greenhouse gas accounting course through the GHG Management Institute; supporting professional development for a Food Stash employee; and commissioning the Local Carbon Registry to review Food Stash’s GHG reports and add the organization to its registry, which Food Stash says will boost exposure and governmental buy-in for GHG reduction work.

So far, Project Change Foundation mentors have provided guidance to Food Stash to enhance its business practices and clarify its goals and direction while reflecting on values. The support helped Food Stash’s non-profit partners in the Collective for Climate Accountability see integrating climate action practices as a manageable, rather than overwhelming, process.

”We began a movement for better greenhouse gas accountability and transparency and we would not have been able to do that without the funds and support from Project Change Foundation, or our partnership with Sole Food Street Farms and Vancouver Food Runners!” Maddie Hague, Food Stash’s outgoing community & sustainability manager, says. “If a group of nonprofits can take ownership of their greenhouse gases and put plans in place to reduce them, so too can any other entity.”

Food Stash is well on its way to realizing the goals it set out to achieve during its grant year – and in only a few short months, an achievement Hague credits to Project Change Foundation’s well-rounded approach to working with its grant recipients.

Keep an eye out for more updates on Food Stash’s journey later this year.