Nonprofit & Business

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The following nonprofit and for-profit organizations work towards solutions to reduce food waste through a variety of activities….FFRC and its partner organizations champion the vision of wasting less and feeding Florida. 

Founded in 1988, Treasure Coast Food Bank is the largest hunger-relief organization on Florida’s Treasure Coast and the only Food Bank in our four-county region – Indian River, Martin, St. Lucie and Okeechobee counties. We work tirelessly to help families and individuals in need by providing them with nutritious food, hope, and dignity.

Since 1995, the Society of St. Andrew has operated a statewide, volunteer-driven Gleaning Network in Florida that coordinates with local farmers, thousands of volunteers, and food-providing agencies 

We promote equal access to healthy food through the installation of community fridges (public refrigerators) that are used to share food and ideas at the neighborhood level 

We help limited-resource families in Florida access more nutritious food choices on a budget and adopt healthier eating and physical activity habits to reduce the risk of obesity and chronic disease 

Our mission is to collect food, agricultural, and forestry waste, process it into nutrient-rich organic compost and biochar, then return it to the soil. Where it re-enters the growth cycle at your local farm or in your backyard garden, making the environment and local communities healthier. We are OMRI Certified.

360 Eats is a nonprofit based in Tampa, Florida that is reshaping the food system with an innovative "360-degree" solution 

Buddy System has established ten Community Fridges in Miami-Dade County. These fridges are changing the landscape of food insecurity in Miami, existing in food deserts with a simple message: take what you need, leave what you can. This initiative has supported thousands of people in under-represented communities with free, healthy food. Each fridge is also a truly unique and special piece of community art. 

Good Neighbors helps connect food with individuals in need to help eliminate food insecurity 

Transition Sarasota is a non-profit organization, of the greater Transition US movement, committed to developing community-driven solutions for our local food system. The Suncoast Gleaning Project is a win-win-win-win for farmers, food banks, the food insecure, and volunteers. While combatting food waste, it provides local, nutritious produce to diverse populations, supports local farms, and builds community by uniting volunteers with an interest in local, sustainable food. 

The mission of the Zero Food Waste Committee of SENFC is to raise awareness regarding food waste and food rescue in the events industry, both in the pre-planning and post event phase, inspire action and lead by example.

Renüable turns collected organic material like food waste into a nutrient-rich, biodiverse, & environmentally-beneficial soil amendment called “compost” which is used by local agricultural projects, community gardens, and urban farms, ensuring a healthier local food system. We are helping to reduce landfill waste, repair our waters, soils and air, and provide services for residents and organizations who aim to be more sustainable.

Using our simple and efficient proprietary app, food donors register available fresh food, social service agencies communicate their food needs and details for delivery, and volunteers sign up for a “food rescue.” 

To serve those in poverty by providing crisis care, case management, transformative education, food and household subsidy, employment training and placement, personal empowerment training and active referrals to other collaborative social service providers. 

Our Daily Bread Food Pantry exists to share the love of God by reducing hunger and building relationships in our community. Our vision is “Working to Wipe Out Hunger" in Collier County by engaging daily with families and children who experience food insecurity. 

Harry Chapin Food Bank is the largest hunger-relief nonprofit and the only Feeding America member in Southwest Florida, serving Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry and Lee counties. We rescue and distribute donated food and other grocery products through our food distribution programs, feeding more than a quarter of a million people who are hungry each month!  “EAT HEALTHY. SHOP SMART. BE WELL."

Vacation Donations works to decrease food and item waste in vacation rentals while increasing food donations, reuse and recycling.  

Go See The City’s mission is to be used as a catalyst to make every restaurant and city a Zero Food Waste location

We serve all of Southwest Florida. All of Collier, Lee and Hendry Counties. We offer residential, commercial and event composting. We also offer consultations and education outreach.

Florida Certified Organic Growers and Consumers, INC. (FOG) supports and promotes organic, regenerative, and sustainable agriculture. 

FOG operates two programs: Education & Outreach and Quality Certification Services.

Information on the Florida Local Food Project can be found here.

Through the platform, we connect organizations with surplus food to communities in need, championing sustainability by diverting edible food away from landfills. All for free. 

Move For Hunger has created a sustainable way for the relocation industry to reduce food waste and fight hunger. Our network of socially-responsible relocation companies provides their customers, clients, and residents with the opportunity to donate their food when they move. Members of Move For Hunger also volunteer to host/assist with community food drives, participate in cause marketing campaigns, and create employee giving programs.

At Epic-Cure, we believe in taking urgent, immediate and continuous action to end food waste and food insecurity.  We also teach cooking classes to middle school children and veterans.

Proudly serving the food insecure in Manatee County since 1985, the Food Bank of Manatee (a PLUS program of Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee, Inc.) distributes millions of pounds of food annually through nearly 100 partner agencies and pantries. 

Florida Impact is dedicated to ending hunger for all Floridians by mobilizing the community to increase access to Federal Nutrition Programs. In addition we advocate for expansion of those programs and provide families in need with resources to be self-sufficient.