Designed and built by four of Dr. ElSawy’s Manufacturing and Engineering Technology TTU cap stone seniors ( Nick Kaczmarek, Josh Price, Jaehyeon Lee, and Hunter Hamilton), a refrigerated mobile trailer will soon be picking up surplus local produce from Farmer's Markets, community gardens and home gardeners and delivering it to local food pantries, food desert communities, and agencies serving at risk populations.
A web based application created by a team of Dr. Gannod’s computer science design students ( Justin Foster, Spencer Cothran, Gage Garner, Tim Broadhead, and Ryan Baxter ) will be used to coordinate the pickup and delivery of the produce. A vehicle to pull the trailer will be donated by Toyota of Cookeville. Volunteers will service as pick up and delivery drivers.
Thank you to our sponsors. Your financial and material support made this vision a reality: CRMC Foundation, SeedFork of the Highlands, Tennessee Healthier Community Initiative, and Stone Steel, Thank you to Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency for giving the trailer a home in their parking lot.
An estimated $400 a month are needed for fuel, registration, maintenance and insurance. Please DONATE
If you are interested in driving the vehicle, have surplus food to donate or want to be a recipient of the produce,
please contact SeedFork.org