Our Impact

2020 Foundation Results

$16.5M in grants directed to organizations and
initiatives across the U.S.

90% of grants directly supported our goals
to end hunger and waste

363 grants directed to improving food security
and reducing waste

97 cents of every dollar donated supported
programs aligned with our mission

Explore Our Impact

The Zero Hunger | Zero Waste Foundation supports organizations across the country that help feed families, protect our planet and discover new ways to do both. Explore some our recent grant recipients in the interactive map below.

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Indianapolis Urban League | Indianapolis, IN COVID-19 Response

The Indianapolis Urban League hosts weekly drive-thru meal distributions for families impacted by COVID-19. Funding from the Foundation helped purchase food, supplies and other necessities to help the program continue to serve 3,200+ meals to 350 families+ each week.

GENYOUth | Atlanta, GA COVID-19 Response

GENYOUth is helping expand the availability of student meal programs during pandemic-related school closures. Funding supports the cost of school nutrition equipment, which helps safely store and transport meals for students to 34 schools within the Atlanta Public School District. 

University of Arizona Foundation | Phoenix, AZ Food Security 

The University of Arizona’s Campus Pantry improves access to nutritious food through weekly food distributions, student employment, SNAP application assistance and more. Funding from the Foundation helped the Campus Pantry offer food distribution through the summer months for the first time.

Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee | Nashville, TN COVID-19 Response | Food Security

Second Harvest partners with local schools, nonprofits and churches in 18 counties to feed 5,000+ children throughout the summer in Middle Tennessee. Funding from the Foundation was used to purchase food and cover the program’s transportation and administrative costs.

Community Development for All People | Columbus, OH  Food Security 

The Community Development for All People, Charitable Pharmacy of Central Ohio and Nationwide Children’s Hospital are increasing access to free nutritious food, prescriptions and other essentials. Funding from the Foundation supports the collaborative initiative’s overhead costs.

The Trotter Project | Chicago, IL COVID-19 Response 

The Trotter Project helps sustain minority-owned restaurants and improve food security by partnering with local chefs and catering companies in Boston, Chicago and Los Angeles to serve meals in communities disproportionately affected by COVID-19. Foundation funding supported the cost of food and supplies. 

Food Chain | Lexington, KY COVID-19 Response 

Nourish Lexington, a call-to-action collaboration between FoodChain, VisitLex, Keeneland and the Murry Family Foundation, prepares and distributes fresh, nutritious meals to anyone in need. With support from Foundation funding, Nourish Lexington distributed 130,000+ meals between April and August. 

Mid-South Food Bank | Memphis, TN COVID-19 Response 

Mid-South Food Bank distributes millions of pounds of food each month to families and seniors impacted by COVID-19. To combat increased food insecurity, Mid-South Food Bank partnered with the Mobile Pantry Program, local police departments and other organizations to deliver food boxes to people in need.

ProduceGood | Oceanside, CA  COVID-19 Response 

ProduceGood is helping improve food security in the San Diego area by harvesting surplus produce from local farms and delivering it to food distribution partners. Funding from the Foundation supports ProduceGood’s operational costs.

Idaho Foodbank Warehouse | Boise, ID COVID-19 Response | Food Security

Foundation funding helped the Idaho Foodbank Warehouse increase community food distribution, keep partner pantries stocked and open, and adopt a food box model for mobile pantries as part of its COVID-19 response.

Feeding America | Chicago, IL COVID-19 Response  

With support from the Foundation, Feeding America launched national fundraising effort to help food banks and families impacted by the pandemic. This included building and distributing an inventory of emergency food boxes and working with elected officials include federal nutrition programs in state and federal response efforts.

No Kid Hungry | Washington, DC COVID-19 Response 

No Kid Hungry ensures communities have the appropriate programs and resources in place to give every child access to three nutritious meals each day. The organization also advocates for emergency SNAP funding for low-income families and Pandemic EBT. 

Benefits Data Trust | Philadelphia, PA COVID-19 Response

Benefits Data Trust a national nonprofit connecting people in need to public benefits, increasing access to food, healthcare, housing and more. Foundation funding helped alleviate an increase operational costs due to COVID-19.

Los Angeles Mission | Los Angeles, CA Food Security

The Los Angeles Mission provides homeless men and women with the support and skills needed to help stabilize their lives, secure income and find permanent housing. Foundation funding helps support the Mission’s food program, which served more than 404,000 meals to men, women and children in 2019.

Food Bank of the Rockies | Denver, CO Food Security

Food Bank of the Rockies is one of the largest hunger-relief organization in the state of Colorado. Support from the Foundation covered operating expenses for the organization, which serves more than 156,000 meals each day through its programs and partner agencies.

Society of St. Vincent de Paul | Phoenix, AZ Food Security

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is dedicated to feeding, clothing, housing and healing individuals and families in our communities. Funding supports the organization’s dining room and “home base” food service centers, which provide more than 1.4 million meals and 400,000 food boxes to families each year.

Atlanta Community Food Bank | Atlanta, GA  Food Security

Atlanta Community Food Bank distributes fresh and nutritious food to 29 counties through a network of 600+ nonprofit partners. Funding from the Foundation supports operational expenses.

Dare to Care | Louisville, KY  Food Security

Dare to Care partners with 300+ local social service agencies, including food pantries, shelters and emergency kitchens, to distribute food to 13 counties in the Louisville area.

Mid-Ohio Foodbank | Columbus, OH Food Security

The Mid-Ohio Foodbank leverages a fleet of 20+ trucks to provide more than half a million people with the food and essentials they need every day. Foundation funding supports critical transportation expenses that help improve accessibility across Mid-Ohio Foodbank’s 20-county service area.

Kansas Food Bank Warehouse, Inc. | Wichita, KS Food Security

Foundation funding supports the operational costs of Kansas Food Bank Warehouse’s state-wide programs and initiatives, which distributes more than 12 million meals to 85 counties annually. 

Forgotten Harvest | Oak Park, MI  Food Security

Forgotten Harvest delivers 138,000+ pounds of nutritious, surplus food to local charities six days a week. Operational funding from the Foundation helps Forgotten Harvest improve food access in the Michigan area. 

Food Forest | Cincinnati, OH  The Innovation Fund

Food Forest uses omnichannel technology to source products, maximizing fulfillment efficiencies and minimizing its logistics carbon footprint. Food Forest’s app offers incentives (e.g. discounted prices) for customers and mitigates wasteful behavior. It also provides pop-up grocery pickup points to underserved neighborhoods.

Imperfect Foods | San Francisco, CA  The Innovation Fund

Imperfect is a national online grocer creating a sustainable and effective food system to better communities and the environment. The company sources imperfect produce and surplus food directly from farmers, growers and food purveyors and delivers these goods directly to customers' doors through a customizable subscription service.

Mobius | Knoxville, TN The Innovation Fund

mobius converts industrial organic waste streams from food, forestry and agriculture into renewable chemicals and materials. Its first products are biodegradable plastics and polymers created from industrial organic waste, with applications focused in horticulture, agriculture and food service packaging. 

Replate | Berkeley, CA The Innovation Fund

Replate creates technology to reliably redistribute surplus food from businesses and events directly to nonprofits in need. Leveraging the gig economy, it creates meaningful jobs while providing a simple platform for businesses and caterers to reduce their waste while supporting members of their community.

Ripe Revival | Greenville, NC The Innovation Fund

Ripe Revival is a food brand on a mission to reduce waste and feed those in need. Its nutrient-dense protein gummies are crafted utilizing proprietary extraction technology, providing a profitable solution for farmers’ excess produce. Its products maximize the potential of fruits and vegetables through nutritious, clean and fun foods.

Seal the Seasons | Chapel Hill, NC  The Innovation Fund

Seal the Seasons increases access to local food by reducing on-farm food waste and providing family farms with a reliable income stream by selling locally- and regionally grown frozen fruits and vegetables year-round. It partners with family farms to source produce while in season, freeze it within 24 hours of picking and sell it to local grocers. 

Winnow | Iowa City, IA The Innovation Fund

Winnow builds A.I. tools to help chefs measure food waste and provide stakeholders with actionable data, helping run more profitable and sustainable kitchens. The data conveys food waste reduction opportunities and details where food is being lost—whether a result of customer preference, preparation, storage or overproduction issues.