Sodexo has a mission to improve the Quality of Life of all those it serves. As part of its Better Tomorrow 2025 roadmap, Sodexo is committed to eliminating food waste in its operations and mobilizing Sodexo communities to fight hunger and malnutrition through its Stop Hunger programs. Sodexo collaborates with food recovery partners to donate hundreds of thousands of pounds of surplus food to local charities across the country. Sodexo is proud to support this year's National Food Recovery Dialogue where young people can come together and create a future without food waste or hunger.
University of the District of COlumbia
The College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences (CAUSES) of the University of the District of Columbia (UDC) is deeply committed to servicing the residents of the District of Columbia. With a three-pronged approach of teaching, research and community outreach, UDC CAUSES seeks to make a measurable, positive difference that starts locally and eventually goes on to impact the nation and the world. As the only landgrant college in the only public university in D.C., our programs focus on improving economic conditions, social and cultural circumstances, and the health of people and their living environments.
Specialty Food association
The Specialty Food Association’s Vision is “to shape the future of food.” Its Mission is “to champion, nurture and connect members to deliver innovative products and expand consumption of specialty foods.” It is amplifying these efforts by being a part of the Dialogue as a silver level sponsor.
Hampton Creek is on a mission to bring delicious, accessible, healthier and more sustainable food to everyone, everywhere. Fueled by the question, "What would it look like if we started over in the food system?" our world-class team of scientists and researchers leverage cutting-edge robotics to screen through the vast plant kingdom to identify new applications in food. Our Michelin star chefs combine these ingredient discoveries with decades of culinary expertise to create great tasting, high-quality products including mayo, dressings, cookies and cookie dough. The company was founded by CEO Josh Tetrick in 2011 and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.
Hungry Harvest rescues cosmetically imperfect and surplus produce direct from the farm, and delivers it direct to their customers homes in mixed harvest boxes at a 20-30% discount over grocery prices. To date, they have rescued 4 million pounds of produce from going to waste, were featured on Shark Tank and are recognized by the James Beard Foundation as an impact driven company working to end food waste and hunger. Visit their website to find out if they are delivering to your neighborhood!