Food Waste Advocacy
Inspired by NYC’s goal of zero waste by 2030, we’re partnering with NYU Wagner’s Capstone program to implement a waste-free soup kitchen which we hope to achieve by 2020. We compost food and paper products in brown bins which are picked up by the Department of Sanitation. The bins are used by the community as well. Down to Earth Markets, one of our food donors, uses one of our bins to compost at their Saturday Green Market in Chelsea.
We’ve replaced wax paper cups with reusable cups that hold hot and cold beverages, an environmentally responsible solution which also saves us over 414,000 in annual purchasing costs.
Through a partnership with the High School for Environmental Sciences and Stone Barn Center for Food and Agriculture’s Food Ed program, where our Director of Operations teaches children about food waste, food rescue and food repurposing. The curriculum, developed by Stone Barns, is being rolled out nationwide.