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The mission of Food Recovery Verified (FRV) is to recognize and reward food businesses of any type that are working to fight waste and feed people through food recovery. FRV serves as a third party that verifies that food businesses are donating surplus food at least once per month to hunger fighting non-profits. The objective of FRV is to help provide resources to food-insecure Americans by enhancing national awareness and participation in Food Recovery. This awareness should be directed at knowledge of the food recovery process and understanding recovery as a better alternative to the current problems of both food wastage and food insecurity.

You will be leading the charge for USDA & EPA Food waste reduction goals of 50% reduction by 2030. America wastes approximately 40% of the food it produces, and much of this waste occurs at the consumer-facing level. Donating surplus food can have a profound, positive impact on your community.



If you represent a food business or catered event that already recovers surplus food and donates it to a registered non-profit, fill out an application!

Once your application is processed we'll send you your FRV window sticker and will work with you one-on-one to make sure your food recovery program is as easy and effective as possible. It's that simple. 

You're already ahead of the curve — let people know it.


Food Recovery Verified Businesses


  • Bon Appetit at Birmingham Southern College


  • Sodexo at Arizona State University Athletics


  • Bon Appetit at Adobe Systems Inc.
  • Bon Appetit at Biola University
  • Bon Appetit at Genentech Oceanside
  • Bon Appetit at Claremont McKenna College
  • Bon Appetit at Electronic Arts Commons Cafe
  • Bon Appetit at Genentech South San Francisco Campus
  • Bon Appetit at Genentech Vacaville
  • Bon Appetit at Lani Flores South San Francisco
  • Bon Appetit at Pitzer College McConnell Dining Hall
  • Bon Appetit at Santa Catalina School
  • Bon Appetit at Santa Clara University
  • Bon Appetit at SAP
  • Bon Appetit at Soka University
  • Bon Appetit at The Thacher School
  • Bon Appetit at Twitter, Inc.
  • Bon Appetit at Windtower cafe, Genentech B25/26
  • Bon Appetit at University of the Pacific
  • Bon Appetit at University of Redlands
  • Sodexo at Loyola Marymount University Hospitality
  • Sodexo at Menlo College
  • Sodexo at Point Loma Nazarene University
  • Sodexo at San Francisco State University
  • Sodexo at Sharp Metropolitan Medical Campus Cafeteria/Mindful Cafe
  • Sodexo at Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital
  • Sodexo at Southern Kern USD


  • Bon Appetit at Colorado College
  • Bon Appetit at Regis University
  • Sodexo at Adams State University
  • Sodexo at Colorado Mountain College Steamboat Springs
  • Sodexo at Colorado School of Mines
  • Sodexo at St. Anne's Episcopal School


  • Bon Appetit at Wesleyan University
  • Sodexo at The Hotchkiss School
  • Sodexo at University of Bridgeport
  • Sodexo at Western Connecticut State University

District of Columbia

  • Bon Appetit at Gallaudet University
  • Bon Appetit at Georgetown Law Center
  • Sodexo at National Geographic Society


  • Bon Appetit at Eckerd College
  • Sodexo at Rollins College
  • Sodexo at Seminole Dining at Florida State University


  • Bon Appetit at Emory University
  • Bon Appetit at Oxford College of Emory University
  • Sodexo at Georgia Institute of Technology


  • Sodexo at Straub Medical Center
  • Sodexo at University of Hawaii Manoa

  • Bon Appetit at College of Idaho
  • Moscow Food Co-Op


  • Bon Appetit at Wheaton College
  • Sodexo at Belvidere Community Unit School District 100
  • Sodexo at East Aurora School District 131
  • Sodexo at Geneva Community Unit School District 304
  • Sodexo at Northwestern University
  • Sodexo at Olivet Nazarene University
  • Sodexo at West Aurora High School


  • Bon Appetit at Capital Group Indianapolis
  • Bon Appetit at Rose-Hulman Union Cafe
  • Bon Appetit at State Auto Insurance
  • Sodexo at Indiana State University


  • Sodexo at Drake University
  • Sodexo at Luther College


  • Sodexo at Humana HUB
  • Sodexo at Humana Waterside


  • Sodexo at Southern Maine Community College


  • Bon Appetit at St. Mary's College of Maryland
  • Sodexo at Asbury Methodist Village
  • Sodexo at Crossroads Cafe @ Rio


  • Bon Appetit at Emmanuel College
  • Bon Appetit at MIT
  • Sodexo at Clark University
  • Sodexo at Nichols College Lombard Dining Hall


  • Creative Dining Services at Calvin College Dining Services
  • National Food Group
  • Sodexo at Alma College
  • Sodexo at The Grand Traverse Pavilions
  • Sodexo at University of Michigan Athletics


  • Bon Appetit at the Kauffman Foundation
  • Sodexo at University of Missouri St. Louis


  • Bon Appetit at Best Buy Headquarters
  • Bon Appetit at Carleton College
  • Bon Appetit at Macalester College
  • Bon Appetit at Medtronic Mounds View
  • Bon Appetit at Medtronic OHQ
  • Bon Appetit at Medtronic Rice Creek
  • Bon Appetit at Target HQ City Center Campus
  • Bon Appetit at Target HQ Plaza Campus
  • Bon Appetit at St. Olaf College

New Hampshire

  • Feed the Freezer, Colby-Sawyer College

New York

  • Bon Appetit at Vassar College
  • Chartwells at Bard College Dining Services, Kline Hall
  • Restaurant Associates at Alliance Bernstein
  • Sodexo at Binghamton University
  • Sodexo at Ithaca College Dining Services
  • Sodexo at Marist College
  • Sodexo at SUNY New Paltz
  • Sodexo at SUNY Polytechnic Institute
  • Sodexo at University at Albany

North Carolina

  • Bon Appetit at Dillon's Cafe-Citrix Raleigh
  • Bon Appetit at Duke University Fuqua School of Business Dining
  • Chartwells at University of North Carolina Greensboro


  • Bon Appetit at Case Western Reserve Dining Services
  • Bon Appetit at Denison University Dining
  • Bon Appetit at Oberlin College Dining Services
  • Bon Appetit at Provenance at The Cleveland Museum of Art
  • Sodexo at CHI Trinity Medical Center
  • Sodexo at Shawnee State Dining Services


  • Sodexo at Connors State College
  • Sodexo at Northeastern Oklahoma A and M College
  • Sodexo at St Anthony Hospital OKC
  • Sodexo at University of Tulsa Dining Services


  • Bon Appetit at Adidas
  • Bon Appetit at Columbia Sportswear
  • Bon Appetit at Genentech Hillsboro
  • Sodexo at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center
  • Sodexo at Linfield College
  • Bon Appetit at Lewis and Clark College
  • Bon Appetit at Reed College Dining Services


  • Jenner's Pond Retirement Community
  • Sodexo at University of Pittsburgh Dining
  • Sodexo at Ursinus College Dining Services

Rhode Island

  • Bon Appetit at Roger Williams Unviersity

South Carolina

  • Bon Appetit at Furman Univeristy Dining Services
  • Sodexo at Coker College


  • Bon Appetit at Medtronic Memphis


  • Bon Appetit at St. Edwards Universty
  • Chartwells at Texas A and M University
  • SodexoMAGIC at Toyota Headquarters
  • University of Houston


  • Bon Appetit at
  • Sodexo at Weber State University


  • Sodexo at UVM Dining


  • Bon Appetit at Averett University Dining


  • Bon Appetit at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
  • Bon Appetit at St. Martin's University
  • Bon Appetit at Whitman College Dining Services
  • Bon Appetit at Zulily
  • Pacific Lutheran University
  • Sodexo at Seattle Pacific University


  • Bon Appetit at Lawrence University Dining Services
  • Sodexo at Marquette University Dining Services
  • Sodexo at P and G Food Green Bay

Food Recovery Verified Events

Consumer Federation of America
2018 National Food Policy Conference

  • Washington, D.C.
  • March 28-29, 2018

  • 2017 National Food Policy Conference
  • Washington, D.C.
  • April 11, 2017
  • Compass Group
    Culinary Marketing Summit

  • Miami, FL
  • March 1, 2016
  • Feeding America
    2018 Food Rescue Summit
  • Washington, D.C.
  • January 22-23, 2018
  • Food Tank
    2018 Food Tank Summit

  • Washington, D.C.
  • February 28, 2018

  • 2017 Food Tank Summit
  • Washington, D.C.
  • February 2, 2017

  • 2016 Food Tank Summit
  • Washington, D.C.
  • April 20, 2016
  • Health Care Without Harm
    2018 Clean Med Conference

  • San Diego, CA
  • May 7-9, 2018
  • Mission Investors Exchange
    Seizing the Momentum

  • Baltimore, MD
  • May 10, 2016
    2017 Annual Meeting

  • Baltimore, MD
  • November 12-15, 2017
  • NationSwell
    2018 Fall Summit

  • New York, NY
  • November 2, 2017
  • Smart and Sustainable Campuses Conferences
    Smart and Sustainable 2017

  • Hyattsville, MD
  • March 27, 2017
  • Specialty Food Association
    2018 Winter Fancy Food Show

  • San Francisco, CA
  • January 21-23, 2018

  • 2017 Summer Fancy Food Show
  • New York City, NY
  • June 25-27, 2018

  • 2017 Winter Fancy Food Show
  • San Francisco, CA
  • January 22-24, 2017

  • 2016 Summer Fancy Food Show
  • New York City, NY
  • June 26-28, 2016

  • 2016 Winter Fancy Food Show
  • New York City, NY
  • January 17-19, 2016

  • 2015 Summer Fancy Food Show
  • New York City, NY
  • June 28-30, 2015

    We've relaunched our certification program and created Food Recovery Verified (™), a network of food businesses and events committed to fighting waste and feeding  people. In an effort to be more inclusive and recognize all who choose to recover food, we are thrilled to officially expand FRN’s network to include verified partners beyond the higher education sector.

    Read an updated copy of our new FRV terms and conditions here.

    Food Recovery Verified. Join the network.