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
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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