Funding Food Waste Solutions:
Maximizing Impact through Data-Driven Analysis
Cosponsored by ReFED, SAFSF, & EGA
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Every year, we waste 63 million tons of food in the U.S., squandering roughly 20 percent of our freshwater, cropland, and fertilizer, generating 4.5 percent of national greenhouse gas emissions, and costing us $218 billion annually. Given the scale of U.S. food waste and the magnitude of its adverse impacts, there is a clear and urgent need for action.
Fortunately, there exist a variety of cost-effective, scalable solutions to the problem, all of which can be implemented today. Many of these options have the added benefit of enabling foundations to achieve a number of philanthropic objectives, offering the potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 18 million tons, cut water use by 1.5 percent nationwide, create 15,000 new jobs, and double food donations from food recovery to positively impact millions of food-insecure households.
Join us November 29th for a detailed discussion of food waste. ReFED’s experts will provide an overview of food waste reduction strategies, the current funding landscape, and key insights for foundations interested in engaging in the issue. We will also hear from foundation colleagues actively engaged in this work who will describe their efforts, and offer guidance for those looking to invest in this work.
Sarah Vared, interim director, ReFED
Devon Klatell, associate director, The Rockefeller Foundation
Adam Rein, managing director, MissionPoint Partners (on behalf of the Fink Family Foundation)