As a food bank or emergency food organization, you may be facing some of these challenges:

Food banks have unique distribution needs.

Distributors in the emergency food sector, such as food banks, food rescue groups, and meals-on-wheels organizations, have distinctive characteristics in their supply chains. These can include:

LIDD’s engineering skills and knowledge of food supply chains help non-profit organizations to:

Plan for Growth

by clearly defining long-term objectives and helping make capital investment decisions to prepare for these future goals.

Run Efficient Facilities

by maximizing capacity, optimizing operations, and improving labor productivity.

Working with Appropriate Technologies

through proper selection, configuration and implementation of IT solutions adapted to food banks and food rescue organizations.

Meet Stakeholder Needs

by delivering to agencies and clients the food they need, when they need it.

Helping non-profit organizations across the U.S. and Canada

We’ve worked on projects to improve operational processes, distribution facilities, and supply chain technology for food banks, meals-on-wheels organizations, medically-tailored-meals organizations, food rescue groups and other non-profits across North America.

3 Easy Steps to Working with LIDD

Food banks and other organizations in the emergency food sector should have access to quality technology so they can run efficiently and focus on what is most important: feeding more people. That is why food banks and food rescue organizations should work with experts in supply chain management.

What LIDD does best:

  • We provide consulting to food banks and other non-profits on supply chain infrastructure (buildings, equipment, and technology).
  • We implement supply chain technology for food banks (Warehouse Management Systems, Enterprise Resource Planning Systems, and Transportation Management Systems).
  • We help emergency food non-profits expand their capacity to feed more people and prepare for future growth.
  • We help food manufacturers and distributors ready themselves for new legal requirements such as the coming rules in California’s new law on food waste SB 1383.
  • We work with for-profit companies in the food manufacturing and distribution sectors to measure food waste as well as help these companies reduce food waste across their supply chains.

Read Gabrielle’s Bio

Gabrielle Tiven Senior Partner
Gabrielle Tiven Senior Partner

Gabrielle Tiven is a Senior Partner at LIDD and spearheads the firm’s initiatives with non-profit organizations that run supply chains. Her expertise is particularly valuable to food banks, furniture banks, meals-on-wheels organizations, and other similar operations.

From 2016 to 2021, Gabrielle ran LIDD’s administration, building the company’s finance, human resources, and marketing functions. During that period, she also led network studies and design projects for clients, notably in the Food & Beverage industry.

Gabrielle got her start in warehouse design at FreshDirect, a pioneering online grocer in NYC. She then worked in product development at Kiva Systems, now Amazon Robotics.

She holds a BA from Yale University and an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management.


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Jeff Hamilton Director
Jeff Hamilton Director

Jeff has contributed to the design of a multitude of facilities in the industry of food production, including managing the implementation of a subscription-based meal production facility. He collects and analyses client data to create distribution models which inform the infrastructural and operational design of new facilities. Jeff holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from McGill University. 


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David Beaudet Senior Partner
David Beaudet Senior Partner

David has worked on a wide range of logistics mandates across North America since 2004. He has been involved in network design, warehouse design and expansion, process re-engineering and the selection of warehouse management systems. His experience lies within all segments of the food industry, pharmaceuticals as well as industrial distribution. David holds a master’s degree in Logistics from HEC Montréal. 


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Mélanie L-Guérin Program Coordinator
Mélanie L-Guérin Program Coordinator

Mélanie has deep experience in project coordination with a strength in anticipating stakeholder needs. Prior to LIDD, Mélanie lead a business in the hospitality industry where she oversaw a team of 90+ employees across three locations.

She joined LIDD as a project coordinator and is dedicating her time to the Non-Profit Practice where she works on advancing food waste measurement, generating awareness around food loss, food waste and food insecurity amongst LIDD clients and is working with food banks to help them build capacity and operate more efficiently.


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