The ReFED Food Waste Action Network
Join Now to Scale Your Food Waste Reduction Efforts
Food waste is a systemwide problem – which means it will take systemwide action to solve it. The ReFED Food Waste Action Network (FWAN), is providing more than 800 members and counting a space designed to inspire collaboration between individuals and organizations from across the food system and from a diverse set of backgrounds.
FWAN members get exclusive access to events and opportunities like:
Innovation Demo Days
Blogs & Member Spotlights
Partner Events & Opportunities
Building on our history of convening leaders in the food waste sector through our Expert Network and Further with Food initiatives, the ReFED FWAN offers opportunities to connect with, teach, learn from other members, and gain access to the most up-to-date information on the topic – ultimately driving action toward our collective goal of reducing U.S. food waste by 50% by 2030.
Sign up for free or read on for more information about what it’s all about.
Being a member of FWAN gives you the opportunity to directly connect with leaders from across the food system, gain insights and key learnings from existing food waste reduction initiatives, and discuss opportunities for collaboration or project development. Members also get early ticket access to ReFED virtual webinars and events like the ReFED Food Waste Solutions Summit.
If you'd like to be connected with a current member of the Network, contact Lily Herd at Lily.Herd@refed.org with a request.
The FWAN Slack community is all about connection! It is our way of getting members of the community in direct communication with each other to hear what they are working on, to be able to share asks and offers, to chat with people in their city or state, and more. It is easy to join and a really fun network to be a part of. Email Lily.Herd@refed.org if you have any questions or if you'd like to be added to the Slack community.
Innovation Demo Days
Are you a capital provider seeking new funding opportunities, a company looking for new solutions to drive food waste reduction, or just interested in learning about effective food waste solutions? Then join ReFED's virtual Innovation Demo Days to see and hear from our vast network of solution providers offering innovative food waste solutions spanning the seven key action areas of ReFED's Roadmap to 2030.
There are currently no Innovation Demo Day events scheduled. Please check back soon!
If you're a food waste solution provider interested in presenting at an upcoming Innovation Demo Day, contact Lily Herd at email@example.com.
Blog & Member Spotlights
As a FWAN member, you have an opportunity to amplify your food waste reduction work, insights, and impact on ReFED's website and blog. We're building a library of case studies featuring organizations from across the food system that are successfully implementing food waste solutions.
If you're interested in having your work featured on ReFED's website, contact our Communications team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Member Spotlight Series features a different Food Waste Action Network (FWAN) member organization for each installment – including any asks or offers that they have for the Network. The goal of the Member Spotlight Series is to give FWAN members a peek into the amazing work that others in our community are doing and to connect members who could potentially benefit from a collaboration.
Misfits Market is an online value grocer dedicated to making affordable, high-quality food more accessible while helping break the cycle of food waste. They work directly with farmers and food producers to source organic produce, high-quality meats and seafood, sustainable pantry staples, and other groceries that might otherwise go to waste and deliver them to customers at up to 40% off grocery store prices.
Upcycled Foods Inc.
Upcycled Foods Inc. (dba ReGrained) powers the B2B upcycled food economy with product development expertise, cutting-edge technology, and a growing portfolio of ingredient solutions. With its innovation hub – the Upcycled Food Lab – the company leads the way for food makers as the go-to development and commercialization partners.
Enagon is on a mission to make the world a better place by diverting material from landfills and waterways and by finding novel and innovative market applications for those materials through their processing.
ReFED Impact Story
Engaging Stakeholders: The Pacific Coast Food Waste Commitment
The Pacific Coast Food Waste Commitment (PCFWC) is one of the largest public-private partnerships dedicated to food waste reduction, bringing food businesses and local jurisdictions on the West Coast together to implement measurable action to halve food waste in the region by 2030.
ReFED Impact Story
Using the ReFED Insights Engine to Help Use Food Well in Washington
The State of Washington's Department of Ecology used ReFED’s Roadmap to 2030 and Insights Engine to provide the economic rationale and analysis behind its statewide Use Food Well Washington Plan.
Being part of the ReFED Food Waste Action Network gives you and your organization access to a variety of educational and networking opportunities with food businesses, funders, subject matter experts, researchers, government agencies, food waste solution providers, and more – ultimately driving action to halve food waste by 2030.
Who is the ReFED Food Waste Action Network for?
The ReFED FWAN is a free network designed for individuals and organizations interested in the fight against food waste – from food businesses, investors, entrepreneurs, and researchers to funders, community leaders, government officials, and more. We’ll offer events and resources tailored to specific groups, as well as regular opportunities for collaboration across groups.
Why become an official member of the ReFED FWAN?
In addition to participating in general ReFED programming, ReFED FWAN members will have access to a wide range of exclusive events and opportunities, including:
- Meet new solution providers, funders, food businesses, government agencies, academics, consultants, and researchers with similar food waste reduction goals.
- Gather with leaders from relevant sectors to discuss specific food waste topics and share insights, lessons learned, existing initiatives, and opportunities for collaboration or project development.
- Get early access to tickets for ReFED events like the ReFED Food Waste Summit and Innovation Workshop.
- Lunch ‘n’ Learns: Learn from leaders and experts across the food system on various food waste topics including: the climate-food waste connection, how policy and infrastructure plans under the new administration can fight food waste, the role of blended finance vehicles in scaling innovation in food waste solutions, and more.
- Innovation Demo Days: Hear about and see the latest innovations helping food businesses fight food waste!
- Blogs & Case Studies: Share your insights and amplify your work via case studies and articles highlighted on ReFED’s website and blog.
Can I share this with others?
Absolutely - if you have a recommendation of an individual or company that should join the ReFED FWAN, please share this with them.
Who can I contact for more information?
If you have any questions, please contact Lily Herd at email@example.com.
OK, I’m interested! How do I sign up?
Click here to fill out the short application form.
Food Waste Action Network Members
Comprising of over 800 individuals and organizations, FWAN members bring perspectives from all parts of the food system and a diverse set of backgrounds. Together, they are influencing and strengthening impactful food waste reduction work. If you’d like to contact someone on this list, please send an email to Lily.Herd@refed.org to be connected.
ReFED is a national nonprofit working to end food loss and waste across the food system by advancing data-driven solutions to the problem.