Wasted Food Assistance Virginia

Unveiling Virginia’s Wasted Food Solutions: A Collaborative Effort by CET

CET is building relationships in Virginia with stakeholders that are interested in addressing wasted food. With support from the Charlottesville Department of Public Works, CET evaluated and provided feedback on current and future food rescue and recovery efforts to improve food waste reduction and recovery in the City of Charlottesville.

CET is exploring partnering on projects to increase the capacity to address this important issue in Virginia. To learn more about CET’s work in Virginia and to get involved, contact CET today at 888-813-8552 or e-mail wastedfood@cetonline.org.

CET Wasted Food Resources · Virginia

Below is an analysis developed by CET that highlights the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats to the wasted food marketplace that were identified across the region through stakeholder input. The study also includes recommendations for short, medium, and long-term actions that will drive progress for the future of food waste in Virgina.

Additional Waste Resources

Below are external resources and programs curated by waste reduction specialists and partner organizations. CET is a partner to aid your journey in combating wasted food.

  • Virginia Green is a sustainable tourism consultant that promotes green practices in the hospitality sector.
  • The Charlottesville Green Business Alliance, created by the Community Climate Collaborative motivates members to make climate emissions reductions pledges.
  • The University of Virginia runs the Sustainable Food Collaborative with a mission to further food sustainability, food justice, and food equity. The group aims to reduce waste and encourage composting both on campus and in the wider community.
  • Cultivate Charlottesville is an organization that engages its community in building an equitable, sustainable food system. Since 2018, they have proposed Food Equity Initiative Policy Platforms that recommend strategies, funding priorities, and concrete goals to the City government.

EPA Wasted Food Scale

CET utilizes the EPA’s Wasted Food Scale as a guiding tool to assist businesses, including restaurants, universities, colleges, event organizers, supermarkets, churches, etc. Discover relevant and partner resources on how to reduce the environmental impact of wasted food in your business across the scale

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