These businesses contribute to food recovery in DC by repurposing or selling recovered food, or donating their excess to those in need!
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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.
These food producers donate their excess food:
Reduces waste by composting their kitchen scraps, sourcing from local farms, using wind power in kitchens and stores, and serving entirely plant-based food.
Has a dedicated food recovery item on their menu called “Trash or Treasure” which uses ingredients normally wasted to create delicious and innovative dishes. Check out their menu.
These restaurants donate their excess 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.
These stores and farmers’ markets donate their excess food:
Adams Morgan Farmers’ Market
Common Good City Farm’s Market
Sheridan School Farmers’ Market
These catering companies donate their excess food: