Scaling Action: Opportunities for Food Waste Solution Providers to Engage with ReFED

Scaling Action: Opportunities for Food Waste Solution Providers to Engage with ReFED

October 13, 2021

ReFED is committed to supporting food waste solution providers and scaling effective solutions that can reduce food waste. That’s why we’ve designed a comprehensive platform for solution providers from across the food system to leverage our support and grow their impact. If you’re a food waste solution provider or interested in working with ReFED, read on 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.

9 Ways to Engage with ReFED as a Solution Provider 

  • 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.

  • SHARE YOUR SOLUTIONS DATA: ReFED is seeking updated data from solution providers to obtain estimates of the effectiveness of your food waste reduction solutions in diverting food waste, as well as the associated cost and benefit expectations to multiple stakeholders. Providing this information will help highlight your solution to the 2000+ weekly users of the Insights Engine, which include investors, businesses, government agencies, and more. You can complete the survey here

  • SIGN UP FOR AND UPDATE YOUR INFORMATION IN THE SOLUTION PROVIDER DIRECTORY: The ReFED Solution Provider Directory showcases our large network of 900+ vetted for-profit and nonprofit organizations implementing food waste reduction initiatives. Being part of the ReFED Solution Provider Directory provides you and your organization with an opportunity to gain exposure to food businesses and funders, attract new sources of capital to scale your operations, and more! Add or update your profile in the Directory here

  • CONNECT WITH US ABOUT FUNDINGS NEEDS & OPPORTUNITIES: ReFED directly supports our network of solution providers by highlighting your funding needs to a select group of funders focused on investing in the food waste sector, and we provide opportunities for for-profits and nonprofits to pitch their solution to this dedicated network of capital providers through our Food Waste Funder Circle. Submit your form here

  • SIGN UP FOR THE CAPITAL & INNOVATION MARKET UPDATE (CIMU) NEWSLETTER: The CIMU is our monthly newsletter that highlights investments in the food waste space, sector insights and trends, funding opportunities for solution providers, recent food waste capital & innovation news, job openings in our network of solution providers, and upcoming events. Email [email protected] to be included in the news, job opportunities, or events sections. Subscribe to the newsletter here

  • 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 events and opportunities like networking events, lunch ‘n’ learns, innovation demo days, and more. Learn more about joining FWAN here

  • 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 Waste Solutions Summit. The Summit is the premier food waste event of the year, bringing together food businesses, funders, solution providers, innovators, policymakers, nonprofits, and more to drive the adoption of solutions to reach our collective goal of a 50% reduction in food waste by 2030. 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 have a dedicated graduate student fellow join their team to help advance its food waste reduction and climate goals. Apply to become a host company here

  • 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. Please contact our communications team to feature your work.

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For more information about how solution providers can engage with ReFED, please contact Sarah Munger at [email protected]

ReFED is a national nonprofit working to end food loss and waste across the food system by advancing data-driven solutions to the problem. ReFED leverages data and insights to highlight supply chain inefficiencies and economic opportunities; mobilizes and connects people to take targeted action; and catalyzes capital to spur innovation and scale high-impact initiatives. ReFED’s goal is a sustainable, resilient, and inclusive food system that optimizes environmental resources, minimizes climate impacts, and makes the best use of the food we grow.

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