At the height of a global pandemic that has limited access to food for many Canadians, Scott Langill, Tiffany Neufeld, and Patrick Cloutier took on a unique opportunity: a food-security focused disrupt-a-thon hosted by Calgary’s Social Impact Lab.
Having seen first-hand the impacts of food insecurity through their work in the healthcare system, Langill and Neufeld, who are both nurses, entered the disrupt-a-thon in July — similar to a hack-a-thon, but without a focus on technology — and were joined by Cloutier, a mechanical engineer. They came up with the SolFood project — a sustainable urban farmhouse, which earns revenue through the sale of its produce and invests profits into creating a community space for food education.
After winning the top spot in the competition, the three co-founders are now tapping into the expertise of United Way of Calgary and Ar
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