About Our Work

The sources of food waste are varied and many, from the farm, to the plant floor, to the restaurant kitchen, to the consumer at home.  The FWRA’s work is focused on the sources that we can most quickly and directly impact – our own U.S. operations (manufacturing, retail and foodservice). The FWRA’s objectives are to reduce our environmental footprint while helping those suffering from hunger.  To meet these objectives, we are focused on three strategic goals:

Goal #1:

reduce the amount of food waste generated,

Goal #2:

increase the amount of safe, nutritious food donated to those in need, and

Goal #3:

recycle unavoidable food waste, diverting it from landfills.

To achieve these goals, the FWRA’s efforts are divided into four workstreams:

Conduct original research and provide quantitative analysis so that we can better understand and identify the sources and root causes of food waste in the U.S. so they can be addressed.

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Engage with expert partners to identify emerging technologies and new solutions that will allow companies to divert more waste from landfill and donate more food to anti-hunger organizations.

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Survey existing government, company and other policies to understand what regulations help or hinder progress. Identify and advocate for public policies that could incentivize more food donation from the private sector and expand options for landfill alternatives such as composting and anaerobic digestion.

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Engage with government, supplier and non-governmental stakeholders to better inform our efforts and advise of FWRA progress.  Collect, aggregate and disseminate model practices to advance individual company efforts.

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