Resources

This guide is for anyone in the food industry who’s trying to reduce food waste. It’s a “What I Wish I Had Known” report, based on interviews with food manufacturers, grocers and foodservice operators....

The Food Industry Exchange sponsored by FMI powered by The Seam, a subscription-based marketplace, is a digital platform created to immediately address the urgent needs of retailers and wholesalers by quickly connecting them with capacity for services, products, and labor available from sellers across the...

The FWRA supports and endorses the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) food recovery hierarchy to prioritize actions to prevent and divert food waste....

The Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC) is engaged in an emergency response effort to address the impact that COVID-19 is having on our food systems. Efforts include initiatives supporting donations of excess food due to closures of universities and other venues,...

Designed to add resiliency to supply chains now and for the future, iTradeMarketplace is a new way for buyers, suppliers, logistics providers, packaging companies—any organization in the supply chain—to match supply with demand, discover new partners, and establish trading relationships....

EFSP supplements and expands ongoing work of local social service organizations, both nonprofit and governmental, to provide shelter, food and supportive services to individuals, families, and households who have economic, non-disaster related emergencies....

The COVID-19 Food Response and Policy Inventory is a living database of what actors in the food space are doing to address the effects of COVID-19 on individuals, the workforce, and the food system....

The Center for EcoTechnology (CET) helps people and businesses save energy and reduce waste. CET acts as a catalyst to accelerate the development of a vibrant marketplace to divert wasted food from the commercial and institutional sectors. ...

Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Target 12.3 aims to “by 2030, halve per capita global food waste at the retail and consumer levels and reduce food losses along production and supply chains, including postharvest losses” (UN 2017)....

Sustainable consumption and production is about promoting resource and energy efficiency, sustainable infrastructure, and providing access to basic services, green and decent jobs and a better quality of life for all....

World Wildlife Fund (WWF)’s No Food Left Behind series is part of a growing body of literature examining post-harvest loss (PHL) rates and how they differ across types of crops, fresh vs. processed markets, and with regional and state variation....

WWF is building on the success of its ongoing work with market leaders to increase adoption of food waste reduction programs, working to transform sectors where we see potential for the greatest impact....

A directory of organizations across the United States that rescue, glean, transport, prepare, and distribute food to the needy in their communities....

FoodSourceUSA addresses the food imbalances for perishables such as meat, produce and dairy, serving society and protecting the supply chain....

A network that opens new sales channels, improves the ordering process, enables tracking, reduces food waste, and many other ideas to make our food system more efficient....

This new U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) program will take several actions to assist farmers, ranchers, and consumers in response to the COVID-19 national emergency. ...

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has compiled a number of resources and information for individuals and businesses looking to understand the issues, and learn more about how to help....

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has compiled a number of resources and information for individuals and businesses looking to understand the issues, and learn more about how to help....

The goal of this project from the CEC is to improve measurement of food loss and waste across the North American supply chain an, calculate its environmental and socioeconomic impacts....

ReFED is a collaboration of over 50 business, nonprofit, foundation, and government leaders. ReFED was formed in early 2015 to create The Roadmap to Reduce U.S. Food Waste, the first ever national economic study and action plan driven by a multi-stakeholder group committed to tackling...

NRDC works to make America’s food system more efficient and less wasteful, working with communities, businesses, and policy makers to support the prevention of food waste, the rescue of surplus food, and the composting of food scraps across the supply chain....

A leader in corporate responsibility since 1992, BSR works with its global network of more than 250 member companies to develop sustainable business strategies and solutions through consulting, research, and cross-sector collaboration. This resource is their "Waste Not, Want Not: An Overview of Food Waste"...

The US Composting Council advances compost manufacturing, compost utilization, and organics recycling to benefit our members, society, and the environment....

Food Donation Connection provides an alternative to discarding surplus wholesome food by linking food service donors with surplus food to local hunger relief agencies....

The Feeding America network is the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization, working to connect people with food and end hunger. Donors, staff, and volunteers all play an important role in our efforts to end hunger in the United States....

Food Recovery Network is a national nonprofit that unites students at colleges and universities to fight food waste and hunger by recovering perishable food that would otherwise go to waste from their campus dining halls and donating it to those in need....

BioCycle’s FindAComposter.com® was launched in April 2007, in collaboration with the Biodegradable Products Institute, as a publicly searchable database of composting sites in the U.S. and Canada....