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Zero Food Waste Coalition

Food loss and waste is at an all-time high—but it’s preventable.

The time to act is now.

The Challenge

In the U.S., up to 40% of all food is wasted, while 1 in 8 U.S. households lack consistent access to food. Although businesses, government agencies, nonprofits, and many others are already taking huge strides to address this challenge, a massive acceleration is needed in order to reach our national goal of cutting food waste by 50% by 2030.

Meet the Zero Food Waste Coalition (ZFWC), a national effort to inform and influence U.S. food waste policy at the federal, state, and local levels in order to accelerate progress and build momentum by bringing together stakeholders from across the food system.

Coalition Goals

  • Advocate for legislation, administrative initiatives, and policies at the local, federal, and state levels that reduce food loss and waste and advance food recovery efforts in line with the EPA’s Wasted Food Scale
  • Offer a central source of information, resources, and toolkits that enable communities, organizations, and governments to reduce food loss and waste
  • Amplify the visibility of and connections between a diverse set of food system stakeholders and leaders working to reduce waste and recover food across the country through policy

The Zero Food Waste Coalition is calling on Congress to pass and prioritize food loss and waste in the Farm Bill. Read our open letter here →

By learning from one another, we can accelerate progress towards addressing the environmental, social, and economic impacts of wasting food. The Zero Food Waste Coalition makes this easier by providing bi-partisan policy guidance and state toolkits that will help create a more resilient food system.

Pete Pearson

Global Lead of Food Loss and Waste at WWF and ZFWC Steering Committee Member

Founding Members

Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic
World Wildlife Fund