The Impact Framework, organised by stakeholder group, included the environment, food donors, Food Hubs, food recipients and the broader community.
The interrelation between different stakeholders’ outcomes and impact demonstrated the role of NZFN as a critical piece of social infrastructure.
The Impact Measurement plan focused on the impact on food recipients’ wellbeing. It consisted of a mixed-methods measurement approach which included:
- 6-monthly routine operational survey to effectively collect quantitative data
- 6-months and 12-months follow up interviews with self-selected participants to gather in-depth understanding of the long-term change of food support services.
Furthermore, given NZFN’s unique position in the food rescue supply chain in New Zealand, ImpactInstitute provided strategic recommendations to implement a national data collection system for the food rescue and support sector. Its purpose is to continuously improve the effectiveness of service provision to the benefit of people in need.