Sponsors and Partners of the Food Recovery Forum

412 Food Rescue is a social enterprise with a technology and logistics model that aims to fight hunger and promote sustainability by preventing perfectly good food from entering the waste stream and directly distributing to organizations that benefit those who are hungry.

Founded in 2015, 412 Food Rescue is one of the fastest-growing food recovery organizations in the U.S. Creating the infrastructure for national retailers, 412 Food Rescue has prevented over 5 million pounds of food from going to waste via technology that mobilizes over 5,000 drivers--food rescue heroes--the largest volunteer food transport network in a single urban region. It is a scalable and replicable food recovery model that eliminates friction from retail and nonprofit operations, facilitating adoption and creating measurable impact on hunger.

412 Food Rescue's distribution model bridges the last mile and significantly impacts access and food security. Its innovative approach has been featured in national media including NPR, Food & Wine, Saveur, Martha Stewart Living, Organic Life, Bust Magazine, Success Magazine and Civil Eats. For more information, visit 412FoodRescue.org.

Food Recovery Network (FRN) unites college and university students across the country to fight food waste and hunger by recovering perishable food that would otherwise go to waste from their campuses and communities and donating it to people in need. At its core, FRN empowers student leaders to break down barriers and create stronger communities. In seven years, FRN has grown to be the largest student movement against hunger in the country, with 230 chapters in 44 states and the District of Columbia that have donated more than 3.4 million pounds of food. Founded in 2011, FRN is a 501(c)3-certified national nonprofit headquartered in College Park, Maryland. For more information, please visit www.foodrecoverynetwork.org 

Further With Food (FwF) is a website offering a broad spectrum of users a platform for finding and sharing information about proven solutions and innovative new approaches to reduce the volume of surplus food generated, feed hungry people, and divert food and scraps to the highest beneficial use. As awareness and action around food loss and waste (FLW) has grown, so have resources informing and guiding reduction. FwF serves as a central hub for collecting, organizing, and disseminating these resources making it easier for people to find the information they need to combat FLW at their organizations or in their communities. For more information, visit furtherwithfood.org


Nation’s Restaurant News is the leading resource for business intelligence in the foodservice industry. Over the years NRN has always been ahead of the curve, adapting to the latest technology platforms and devices its audience engages with. NRN boasts the largest editorial team in the industry, feeding the content engine that in turn drives the largest overall audience in foodservice. Industry leading reports have become benchmark studies for foodservice professionals. Whether it is the yearly Top 200 chain report, the daily Social 200 ranking, or the quarterly Trending Tables feature, NRN creates exclusive content that sets it apart from any other brand in foodservice. For more information, visit NRN.com.

ReFED is a multi-stakeholder nonprofit, powered by an influential network of the nation’s leading business, nonprofit, foundation, and government leaders committed to reducing U.S. food waste. ReFED takes a data-driven approach to move the food system from acting on instinct to insights to solve our national food waste problem. Solutions already exist to cut food waste by 20% nationwide. ReFED has identified 27 of the best opportunities through the Roadmap to Reduce U.S. Food Waste, a first-of-its-kind economic analysis, making it easier for stakeholders across the food supply chain to meet the national 50% reduction goal by 2030. The ReFED Roadmap revolutionized the way the industry looks at food waste -- looking beyond challenges and identifying concrete opportunities to save money and resources, feed people, and create jobs. ReFED’s continued efforts include promoting date label standardization through a multi-stakeholder initiative; collecting data and generating insights on the innovation taking place to reduce food waste; and centralizing food waste policies at the state and Federal level. These tools help businesses, nonprofits, government, and investors put the most impactful solutions to reduce food waste into action. For more information visit refed.com.

Supermarket News is the brand food-retail professionals count on for competitive intelligence, news, and information to make smart business decisions. Retailers, manufacturers, brokers, analysts, association executives and others connected to the industry consider Supermarket News as their primary information source as we continue to lead the way with the most experienced team of full-time editors dedicated to maintaining the integrity and objectivity demanded by our audience. For more information, visit supermarketnews.com.

Three Square Food Bank, established in 2007 to provide hunger relief, offers wholesome, nutritious food to nonprofit and faith-based organizations, schools and feeding sites that serve a wide range of Southern Nevadans. A national model project inspired by Founder Eric Hilton with a grant provided by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, Three Square is a community collaborative partnership with businesses, nonprofit agencies, food distributors, higher education institutions, the Clark County School District, governmental entities, the media and thousands of volunteers to efficiently and effectively work together to serve those in our community struggling with hunger. Three Square currently provides more than 39 million meals – the equivalent of more than 47 million pounds of food and grocery product – per year through a network of nearly 1,400 community partners. Three Square is a member of the Feeding America network of food banks. For additional information visit threesquare.org.

Zero Waste USA A major hub of the broad and diverse Zero Waste movement, Zero Waste USA's mission is to facilitate the transition to a world without wasting by promoting Zero Waste. We collaborate with a wide variety of groups and individuals across the U.S. to organize events and projects, offer resources, tools and strategies, provide a sophisticated training and recognition program and maintain a network of speakers and organizers able to assist communities and businesses pursuing Zero Waste. For more information visit zerowasteusa.org.

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