As part of EPA’s Food Recovery Challenge (FRC) , organizations pledge to improve their sustainable food management practices and report their results. Organizations are encouraged to follow the Food Recovery Hierarchy to prioritize their actions to prevent and divert wasted food.
Who Can Join
Any business or organization can join the FRC as a participant or endorser.
- Participants prevent and divert wasted food in their operations. They follow the Food Recovery Hierarchy. The Hierarchy recommends actions in the following order by – prevention, donation, composting and/or anaerobic digestion.
- Endorsers promote sustainable management of food by educating organizations and businesses about the environmental, social and economic benefits of preventing and diverting wasted food. Importantly, endorsers also recruit organizations and businesses to join the FRC.