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    Foundations can provide the ~$300 million needed annually to protect the environment, alleviate hunger, and develop local economies. Read more information in our Foundation Action Paper.

    Key Foundation Actions

    • Provide grant funding for major Consumer Education Campaigns and support multi-stakeholder efforts to enact Standardized Date Labeling and educate employees and others on best practices.
    • Make grants and impact investments to support food donation and recycling infrastructure, including trucks, cold storage, IT systems, and processing facilities.

    Key Foundations Solutions

    Top Rated Solution:
    Most Jobs Created

    Donation Storage & Handling

    Expanding temperature-controlled food distribution infrastructure (e.g. refrigeration, warehouses) and labor availability to handle (e.g. process, package) additional food donation volume

    $2,366 /ton
    in financial benefit

    103 K tons/yr
    in diversion potential

    172 M meals/yr
    meals recovered

    381 K tons/yr
    in GHG reduction

    50 B gal/yr
    in water conservation

    2,145
    jobs created

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    Top Rated Solution:
    Most Meals Recovered

    Donation Tax Incentives

    Expanding federal tax benefits for food donations to all businesses and simplifying donation reporting for tax deductions

    $1,230 /ton
    in financial benefit

    383 K tons/yr
    in diversion potential

    638 M meals/yr
    meals recovered

    874 K tons/yr
    in GHG reduction

    110 B gal/yr
    in water conservation

    0
    jobs created

    Learn How >

    Donation Transportation

    Providing small-scale transportation infrastructure for local recovery as well as long-haul transport capabilities

    $2,294 /ton
    in financial benefit

    110 K tons/yr
    in diversion potential

    183 M meals/yr
    meals recovered

    407 K tons/yr
    in GHG reduction

    53 B gal/yr
    in water conservation

    1,604
    jobs created

    Learn How >

    Top Rated Solution:
    Most Meals Recovered

    Standardized Donation Regulation

    Standardizing local and state health department regulations for safe handling and donation of food through federal policy

    $2,863 /ton
    in financial benefit

    193 K tons/yr
    in diversion potential

    322 M meals/yr
    meals recovered

    714 K tons/yr
    in GHG reduction

    93 B gal/yr
    in water conservation

    0
    jobs created

    Learn How >

    Tools for action

    The Roadmap demonstrates that achieving a 20% reduction in food waste will generate a positive financial, social, and environmental return on investment. To make that happen, crosscutting actions are needed in four areas. Click to learn more about each tool.

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