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Help Put An End to Food Waste

Each year, we waste a staggering 38% of the food we produce. That “waste” is damaging our environment and exacerbating inequities, but it doesn’t have to be this way. Together, we can redesign a food system that is sustainable, resilient, and inclusive.

ReFED relies on donor support to power its programs — reducing food waste at scale. The impact of your donation will be felt across the entire food system. It will be reflected in the data we collect, the tools we create, and the action our partners take.

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Monthly Giving

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Stock Gifts

Maximize your impact by donating appreciated stock. 

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Support ReFED by mailing a check. Please make checks payable to ReFED, Inc. and mail to 122 S. Michigan Ave., Suite 1390-L74, Chicago, IL 60603.


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Make ending food waste part of your lasting legacy.

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Get your brand in front of food system leaders at our 2025 event.

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Donor-Advised Funds (DAFs)

Support ReFED through your Donor-Advised Fund.

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ReFED Directs Philanthropic Funding for Maximum Impact Through the Catalytic Grant Fund

Beginning in 2022, ReFED established the Catalytic Grant Fund, a fund to provide direct nonrecoverable and recoverable grants to organizations on the front lines of the fight against food loss and waste. Based on our experience with a highly successful COVID-19 Relief Fund and the wealth of data and insights that we hold on the problem of waste in the food system, we have created this opportunity to help philanthropists who want to support system change, but don’t have the bandwidth to research individual funding opportunities. The Catalytic Grant Fund takes the guesswork out of the process, assuring that donor’s dollars are used where they will have the greatest impact – reducing food loss and waste, addressing climate change positively, supporting biodiversity, getting food to families that need it, and helping businesses secure better bottom lines.

For more information on giving to the Catalytic Grant Fund, please email [email protected] or click the link below.

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Thank You to Our Supporters

ReFED’s ambitious work is made possible by the generous support of our growing donor community. Alongside our legacy funders, they enable us to reimagine our food system without loss or waste.

*The views expressed herein do not necessarily represent those of The Kroger Co. Zero Hunger | Zero Waste Foundation or The Kroger Co.

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Our Individual Donors

We are extremely grateful for the partnership and support of our growing community of donors.
Reimagining a food system without waste or loss requires contributions of all types and sizes.

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Life is a Gift Legacy Fund

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