MEANS Database and Grubhub Continue Food Recovery Initiatives
Kenna Rogers, MEANS Database
Washington, DC — MEANS Database is pleased to announce the continuation of our partnership with Grubhub in order to support food recovery initiatives such as the Community Meal Program and Food Recovery Program.
With support from the Grubhub Community Fund, MEANS Database will be able to continue the Community Meal Program to provide funds to small businesses that provide culturally-appropriate meals to local nonprofits that serve community members facing food insecurity.
“MEANS Database is looking forward to continuing our work with Grubhub for 2022 and 2023. Through this partnership so far, we have provided 550,000 meals to nonprofits across the country and over $4 million to small and medium-sized restaurants as they recover from COVID-19 shutdowns. With this grant we are eager to continue to support nonprofits in seven cities and continue our food recovery efforts nationwide,” states Kenna Rogers, Senior Project Manager at MEANS Database.
Our Food Recovery Program supports both businesses and community members facing food insecurity in the short-term with food donations, while building a long-term sustainable network of businesses and nonprofit organizations for food recovery in the future. The creation of cooperative networks across the food system is essential for sustaining successful partnerships that reduce excess food waste.
“Grubhub has more than 320,000 independent restaurants at the heart of our business, and we are uniquely positioned to help connect them to incredible organizations like MEANS Database to make the most of their leftover food supply,” said Brett Swanson, Grubhub’s Sr. Manager for Community Affairs & Social Impact. “No one – especially the 13.8 million children in the U.S. who experience food insecurity – should have to wonder where they’ll get their next meal. The Community Meal Program and Food Recovery Program are absolutely critical resources for families and we’re happy to offer our support.”
MEANS Database is grateful for the opportunity to expand our Community Meal Program and Food Recovery Program to support communities across the country with the support of the Grubhub Community Fund.
MEANS Database modernizes food recovery by connecting excess food to organizations and individuals who need it. Our organization has two major goals: to reduce food waste and reroute that food to feed people facing food insecurity. Since 2015, MEANS Database has expanded its network to over 3,000 users in all 50 states and the District of Columbia and has successfully recovered over 4 million pounds of food. For more information, visit meansdatabase.org.