Our Impact

As the leading national non-profit focused exclusively on food waste, ReFED has established itself as the “Big Tent” for the sector. Our robust data and insights about the extent, causes, and impacts of food waste; our unique understanding of the capital required to develop and scale food waste solutions; and our deep relationships with food businesses, innovators, capital providers, policymakers, and more position us to generate large-scale impact by coordinating a systems-change approach to food waste reduction.

Theory of Change

Our vision is a sustainable, resilient, and inclusive food system that optimizes environmental resources, minimizes climate impacts, and makes the best use of the food we grow. Our mission to get there is to end food loss and waste across the food system by advancing data-driven solutions.

Motivate More actors through compelling data, actionable guidance and strategic communications

Mobilize More Action through catalyzing capital, collaboration, and innovation

Advancing Solutions 
by increasing the knowledge base and setting the course for coordinated efforts

Actionable Data & Insights Providing food waste data and insights to guide action through the Insights Engine, Roadmap and Progress Reports

Stakeholder Engagement Convening stakeholders to share information and resources around challenges and solutions

Capital & Innovation Driving capital to solutions and supporting solution providers growth

Thought Leadership Promoting big-picture thinking to encourage evolution of the food system

A clear pathway towards action

More motivated actors

A coordinated, efficient movement

Increased access to solutions

Reduced financial barriers

Breakthroughs on key barriers

Increased adoption of solutions that reduce food waste and loss

Reduce GHG emissions 

Conserve natural resources

Increase resilience of food system supply chain

Increase recovered meals to individuals in need

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