Creating Communities Free of Hunger and Waste.
Established in 2018, the Zero Hunger | Zero Waste Foundation is a non-profit public charity designed to create a more equitable and sustainable food system for all by enabling collective action and catalyzing innovation. We support organizations and innovators across the country who share our vision of a world where everyone has access to affordable, nutritious food and no surplus food is wasted.
On this Giving Tuesday, we celebrate partners who are innovating across the food system to help end food waste and bring food to the table.
When you give, you support innovative approaches for our neighbors and the planet.
We support organizations across our communities such as:
No Kid Hungry: No Kid Hungry wants all children to have the
healthy food they need every day to thrive. With the Foundation’s support, No Kid Hungry provides funds, training and hands-on technical assistance to high-need schools. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the campaign also provided technical support and grants to organizations across three states to enable emergency feeding programs when schools closed.
Feeding America: We support the Feeding America network of
food banks that help direct meals to families in need. During 2020, Feeding America distributed 6.1 billion meals (7.3 billion pounds of food), achieving a 55% increase in the number of people
served. Of the total, 40% received charitable food
assistance for the first time.
Recycling Partnership: Launched in 2020, The Recycling Partnership’s Polypropylene Recycling Coalition provides
catalytic grants to advance polypropylene recycling in the U.S. Polypropylene, sometimes referred to as No. 5 plastic, is used in food and non-food packaging and is in strong demand as a recycled material to be made into new products such as consumer packaging and automotive parts.
World Wildlife Fund: The Foundation supports WWF’s Wild Classroom
Food Waste Warriors program, which teaches students the connection between food production, food waste and habitat conservation. To date, this program has reached 100 schools (including14 Title I and seven rural schools) and measured
nearly 20,000 pounds of food waste. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the program shifted to engage virtually and share at-home activities.