These businesses contribute to food recovery in DC by using, repurposing, or selling recovered food!
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Look for these local products made from recovered food in stores in DC
Social enterprise that makes delicious, healthy, locally sourced snacks. We focus on using produce that would otherwise go to waste and we provide jobs for women who have been formerly incarcerated, homeless, or are otherwise disadvantaged.
We make our delicious, nutritious cold-pressed juices with 70-80% recovered fruits and veggies. We turn misfit fruits, veggies, trimmings and tops into delicious cold-pressed juice, fighting food waste in DC and NYC.
Reduces waste by composting their kitchen scraps, sourcing from local farms, using wind power in kitchens and stores, and serving entirely plant-based food.
At every Yes! Market in DC they have a discounted produce rack for produce that is nearing the end of its shelf life, but still tasty.
Every MOMs Organic Grocery store in the greater DC area has a recycling center that allows customers to drop off organics to compost along with lots of other recycling opportunities like jeans, batteries, cork, etc.
Look for Food Recovery Verified Businesses
Food Recovery Network’s Food Recovery Verified (FRV) program aims to recognize and reward food businesses of any type that are working to fight waste and feed people through food recovery. FRV serves as a third party that verifies that food businesses are donating surplus food at least once per month to hunger fighting non-profits.