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21 Food Rescue Initiatives

From Local Food Waste Eateries to Waste-Free Grocer Concepts

— February 11, 2016 — Eco
From elegant dining concepts that replenish menus with produce salvaged from local grocers to food trucks that are helping to reimagine what is edible, food rescue initiatives are proving to be a dynamic approach to the global food crisis. As many grocers aim to lessen the amount of unsold food they waste, the movement is picking up speed, with France recently becoming the first country in the world to make it the law that all grocery retailers must donate the food they are unable to sell.

One winning example of some of the innovative food rescue initiatives emerging includes InStock, an Amsterdam restaurant a side project of Dutch grocery retail chain Albert Heijn. The brainchild of four retail employees, the idea was greenlit by the brand's board and is now the dedicated destination for all excess food from any of the chain's locations.
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Urban Food Rescue Initiatives
Urban Food Rescue Initiatives
This Organization is Using Restaurant Food Leftovers to Fight Hunger
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Potluck Planning Platforms
Potluck Planning Platforms
The Feastly Peer-to-Peer Sharing Community Organizes Dinner Parties
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Altruistic Foodsharing Sites
Altruistic Foodsharing Sites
The CropMobster Site Connects Individuals and Organizations for Good
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Waste-Free Diner Concepts
Waste-Free Diner Concepts
This Pop-Up Restaurnt Makes Gourmet Dishes Out of Stale Bread
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Waste-Based Menus
Waste-Based Menus
This Unusual Lunch Raised Awareness About the Issue of Food Waste
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Waste-Eliminating Catering
Waste-Eliminating Catering
The Chive Sustainable Event Design Company Focuses on Green Eats
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Meal-Sharing Services
Meal-Sharing Services
The Casserole Club Helps Share Portions of Homemade Food with Neighbors
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Produce-Sharing Communities
Produce-Sharing Communities
AmpleHarvest.org Lets Gardeners Give to Their Neighbors in Need
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Waste-Reducing Recipe Sites
Waste-Reducing Recipe Sites
Sainsbury's Food Rescue Powered by Google Helps Reduce Food Waste
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Repurposed Fruit Drinks
Repurposed Fruit Drinks
'Rescued Fruit' Beverages are Made from Produce That Would to Go Waste
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Waste-Transforming Startups
Waste-Transforming Startups
Eat Limmo Created a New Plant-Based Ingredient Used in Baking
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Waste-Reducing Grocery Programs
Waste-Reducing Grocery Programs
Marks & Spencer's New Program Aims to Prevent Food Waste
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Empowering Food Projects
Empowering Food Projects
The Campus Kitchen Uses Gardens to Educate Kids on Food Waste and Hunger
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Food Waste Energy Converters
Food Waste Energy Converters
The Horse Project is a Machine That Converts Food into Renewable Fuel
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Food Redistribution Initiatives
Food Redistribution Initiatives
Moisson Montreal's Food Recovery Program Reallocates Usable Goods
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Eccentric Roadkill Food Trucks
Eccentric Roadkill Food Trucks
This Amsterdam Food Truck Serves Up Pest Dinners
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Local Food Waste Eateries
Local Food Waste Eateries
Tiny Leaf London Makes Its Dishes from Local Leftovers in Notting Hill
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Self-Sustaining Restaurants
Self-Sustaining Restaurants
The Famed 'Noma' Restaurant is Basing Its Menu On the Changing Seasons
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Elegant Food Rescue Eateries
Elegant Food Rescue Eateries
Instock Restaurant Prepares Meals with Grocery Store Leftovers
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Waste-Free Grocer Concepts
Waste-Free Grocer Concepts
Lagom is Market Concept Based on Using "Just the Right Amount"
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Recipe-Based Grocery Stores
Recipe-Based Grocery Stores
This Store Will Allow Shoppers to Buy Recipe Kits and Ingredients
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