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Better Together: Food System Best Practices For Navigating COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed how food waste solution providers and food businesses must operate to safely do their work. What are the new challenges they’re facing? What can they be doing to overcome them? And what can they learn from others who are successfully adapting their operations to this new reality?

ReFED's weekly discussion series – Better Together: Food System Best Practices for Navigating COVID-19 – helps answer these questions and more. Each installment will focus on a specific food system challenge. We’ll start each discussion by hearing from guest panelists who have found encouraging solutions to the challenge and/or have expertise in the area. From there, we’ll open the floor and welcome you to share your learnings, activities, and questions.

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August 19 - Food Rescue

Insights from the ReFED Accelerator and COVID-19 Fund

Food waste and hunger were two unfortunate realities that existed pre-COVID-19 and have been exacerbated as a result of the pandemic – completely disrupting the food supply chain and further increasing the number of individuals facing food insecurity. In 2019, ReFED created a Nonprofit Food Recovery Accelerator to develop sustainable business models and technologies using human-centered design; this year ReFED released a brand new report – Scaling Food Recovery and Hunger Relief: Learnings from ReFED's Nonprofit Food Recovery Accelerator – and launched the COVID-19 Food Waste Solutions Fund to quickly deliver vital funding to organizations on the front lines of food rescue and hunger relief. Join us to learn more about the ongoing challenges, opportunities, successes, and lessons learned from these front line organizations whose work during the crisis will not only help in the short-term, but will lead to a more resilient and equitable food system in the long-term.