Who We Are

Consumer Brands Association, FMI – The Food Industry Association, and the National Restaurant Association make up the Food Waste Reduction Alliance (FWRA), an industry-led initiative focused on reducing food waste by increasing food donation and sending unavoidable food waste to productive use (energy, composting) and away from landfills.

What We Do

As industry leaders committed to improving our environment and our communities, the members of the Food Waste Reduction Alliance are taking on the challenges of food waste to shrink our environmental footprint, and simultaneously address hunger in America. We will achieve these objectives by addressing the root causes of food waste within our own operations and securing pathways to donate or recycle unavoidable food waste.

Goal #1

reduce the amount of food waste generated

An estimated 25-40% of food grown, processed and transported in the U.S. will never be consumed.

Goal #2

donate more safe, nutritious food to people in need

Some generated food waste is safe to eat, and can be donated to food banks and anti-hunger organizations, providing nutrition to those in need.

Goal #3

recycle unavoidable food waste, diverting it from landfills

For food waste, a landfill is the end of the line; but when composted, it can be recycled into soil or energy.

Wasted food is a waste of the resources we use to grow it.

Together, we can end food waste.