Structure Feasibility Study – Food Rescue Yellowknife, NT

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Food Rescue Yellowknife is a non-profit organization that receives safe, nutritious and usable food from local grocers which would otherwise be discarded, and distributes it to non-profit organizations, schools and daycares throughout the city.

The Food Rescue currently operates out of canvas tents that are over 10 years old. Their heating costs are high, as the tents are not insulated. They need to decide whether to move to a permanent site and building, or to remain where they are and invest in new canvas tents. They want to make the facility greener, and think that funding may be available to help accomplish this. 

To assist Food Rescue Yellowknife, Dillon conducted a Feasibility Study (temporary vs. permanent structure) and explored opportunities to help: 

  • Identify grants 
  • Develop a strategy to rejuvenate the organization
  • Assist with developing SOPs, policies, management model, governing practices, and food contamination.

Dillon worked with the client to prepare facility design options which included fabric and insultation replacement for their existing tents, canopy over existing tents, portable containers, a tensioned fabric structure, and stick build. Our team provided recommendations for short- and long-term solutions.