Central Ohio Food Waste Initiative in Action
Check Out Some of the Initiative’s Recent Work Areas:
Than Food Working together, partners in the initiative created the Save More Than Food Campaign to support Central Ohio residents, workplaces, schools, and food businesses in reducing food waste. Support our work:
Food Rescue Working Group Partners in the Central Ohio Food Waste Initiative are working together to increase food rescue in Central Ohio. Food rescue is reclaiming potentially wasted food to provide meals for hungry members of our community. Help promote food donation with the attached flyer from our public health partners.
Funding Food Waste Innovation New technologies and business models are popping up all over the country for reducing food waste- and we want to see more of those innovations coming to Central Ohio. Our innovation grant aims to give food waste innovators the extra help they need to get started in our community.
MORE TECHNOLOGIES COMING SOON!
Food Business Champions Our five Champions are leading the way on food waste reduction in their businesses through prevention, donation, and compost. With support from SWACO, these Champion’s will share learnings and chart a path for other businesses looking to reduce their food waste.
ADDITIONAL CHAMPION INFORMATION: COMING SOON!
School Resources After partnering with The Kroger Co. and World Wildlife Fund to implement their Food Waste Warrior Curriculum with local schools, SWACO led on developing additional classroom resources to help students make the connection between environmental resources used in their food and action steps they can take to conserve those resources. Check out the Resources on SWACO’s website.
Organics Management Planning While there are many things that we can all do to prevent and rescue food waste, some waste is unavoidable. To keep these food scraps from ending up in landfills, SWACO is laying the foundations for a regional compost solution to serve the needs of Central Ohio. Read about our first step in the process, the Compost Feasibility Study.
COMPOST FEASIBILITY STUDY: COMING SOON!