Under this program, all fees Forager might typically charge are waived for the duration of the grant period. Thereafter, donation transactions are free and other transactions will be charged the normal markup. Additional fees for starting promotions may apply after the grant period.
No. You can buy from anyone you want on the Forager platform, and using the Forager platform does not restrict you from buying any food, local or otherwise, from off-platform sources. Our Digital Services Agreement for Buyers does require that you not utilize technologies that compete directly with Forager.
Getting on-boarded as a Buyer onto the platform is very easy and requires information about your existing local supply chain and an account for electronic payments. We will help you every step of the way and provide formal training for you and your colleagues on how to use the platform. The platform is intuitively designed and buyers find it easy to learn and use quickly.
Getting on-boarded as a Supplier is also very easy and requires information about the products you plan to carry throughout the year as well as an account for electronic payments. We help you every step of the way and train you to use the platform. The supplier side of the platform is extremely easy to use and designed for and used by producers with limited as well as extensive technology use experience.
Gleaning organizations are able to fund a portion of their hunger-relief volunteer operation through the sale of surplus food. What is not sold can be donated and the revenue earned from the sale can be divided between the gleaning organization and the original producer (Forager does not currently participate in this part of the surplus transaction). Building a successful revenue program allows gleaners to spend less time looking for funding through donations and grants.While local producers all strive to minimize potential waste and sell what they produce, uncertainty in the market in the coming months caused by the Pandemic creates a higher risk of waste for local producers of all kinds. By adding a surplus program that pays producers for some of their excess product (instead of only running a donation program), gleaners make themselves even more valuable to producers and help them improve their profitability and sustainability.Gleaners will play a vital role in reducing food waste by managing excess food inventory through both a surplus (for sale at a discount) and donation (for free) stream that delivers the best outcomes for all parties while reducing waste.