Ways to Engage
Grow Your Impact as a Solution Provider
ReFED is committed to supporting food waste solution providers and scaling effective solutions that can reduce food waste. That’s why we’ve created resources for solution providers from across the food system to leverage our support and grow their impact. If you’re a food waste solution provider, please see below to learn about partnership opportunities, how to make the most of ReFED’s tools and resources, and how we can support and amplify your work.
How You Can Engage With ReFED
1 | Explore & Share Data to Advance Solution Adoption
Explore the Insights Engine and Roadmap to 2030
The ReFED Insights Engine and Roadmap to 2030 provide anyone interested in food waste reduction with the information they need to take meaningful action.Learn More
Share Your Solution's Data
ReFED is seeking updated data from solution providers to obtain estimates of the effectiveness of your solution in diverting food waste, as well as the associated cost and benefit expectations. Providing this information will highlight your solution to the 2000+ weekly users of the Insights Engine, which include investors, businesses, government agencies, and more.Add or Update Your Data
Sign up for and update your information in the solution provider directory (SPD)
The ReFED SPD showcases our network of 900+ for-profit and nonprofit organizations implementing food waste reduction initiatives. Being part of the SPD gives you exposure to food businesses and funders, and the opportunity to attract new partners and sources of capital.Add or Update Your Profile
2 | Get Noticed & Expand Your Reach
Connect with us about funding needs & opportunities
ReFED directly supports our network of solution providers by highlighting your funding needs to a select group of capital providers through our Food Waste Funder Circle. The Food Waste Funder Circle will also feature regular pitch event programming in which solution providers that alert us to their funding needs may have the opportunity to make a pitch to the capital provider members.Submit your Form
Sign up for the Capital & Innovation market update (CIMU) monthly newsletter
The CIMU highlights investments, sector insights and trends, funding opportunities for solution providers, job openings in our network of solution providers, and upcoming events. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to be included in the news, job opportunities, or events sections.Subscribe to Newsletter
Feature in our Guest Blogs & Case Studies
Amplify your food waste reduction work, insights, and impact on ReFED’s website and blog. We’re building a library of case studies featuring organizations that are successfully implementing food waste solutions. Contact our communications team to feature your work.Contact Us to be Featured
3 | Connect with Food System Leaders
Join the Food Waste Action Network
ReFED’s Food Waste Action Network (FWAN) is a space designed to inspire collaboration between individuals and organizations from across the food system and from a diverse set of backgrounds. FWAN members get access to networking events, lunch ‘n’ learns, innovation demo days, and more. Innovation demo days also feature opportunities for solution providers to present their business models and innovations to the full FWAN and Food Waste Funder Circle memberships.Learn More and Join
Register for the 2022 Food Waste Solutions Summit
Join us in Minneapolis next spring for three days of insights, innovation, and action at the 2022 Food WasteSolutions Summit, the premier food waste event of the year.Register Now
Host a climate fellow
ReFED has teamed up with the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) to launch the 2022 Climate Corps Food Waste Fellowship. This is an opportunity for leading companies in the food waste sector to host a dedicated graduate student to help advance their food waste reduction and climate goals.Become a Host Company
ReFED Impact Story
Using the ReFED Insights Engine to Help Use Food Well in Washington
The State of Washington's Department of Ecology used ReFED’s Roadmap to 2030 and Insights Engine to provide the economic rationale and analysis behind its statewide Use Food Well Washington Plan.
ReFED Impact Story
Catalyzing Capital: ReFED’s COVID-19 Food Waste Solutions Fund
In response to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, ReFED launched the COVID-19 Food Waste Solutions Fund, a one-stop, rapid response vehicle for donors to deliver critical support to mid-sized organizations that could rapidly scale food waste reduction and hunger relief efforts.
“Take Care was created as an emergency response effort built specifically to eliminate food waste and serve the most marginalized populations affected by COVID in the Central Valley. The funding from the ReFED grant came at the most crucial moment for our program. Without the ReFED grant, we wouldn’t have been able to scale and eventually turn the program into a CARES-funded initiative that was able to serve more than one million meals over the course of 2020. Working with the ReFED team was one of the best experiences with funders we have ever had. They saw the need and met it head-on with urgency and great humanity.”
ReFED is a national nonprofit working to end food loss and waste across the food system by advancing data-driven solutions to the problem.