Meijer, UNFI pledge to cut food waste

Meijer, UNFI pledge to cut food waste

Meijer and UNFI have been added to the ranks of the U.S. Food Loss and Waste 2030 Champions.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture and Environmental Protection Agency recently announced the addition of Meijer and UNFI to the group. The “champions” pledge to cut food loss and waste in half at their operations by 2030.

“Businesses are leaders in innovation, and we applaud Meijer and UNFI for taking a leadership role in reducing food loss and waste,” Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said in a news release. “We encourage more manufacturers, grocers, restaurants, and other businesses to become U.S. Food Loss and Waste 2030 Champions.”?

Alisha Real, UNFI’s director of sustainability and social impact, said the company recognizes the importance of collaborating in addressing food loss/waste.

“With millions of American families struggling every day to access sufficient, nutritious food, it is simply unacceptable that so much is wasted,” she said in the release.

Other companies that have joined the program are: Ahold Delhaize; Amazon; Aramark; Blue Apron; Bon Appetit; Browns Superstores; Campbells; Compass Group; ConAgra; Farmstead; General Mills; Giant Eagle; Hello Fresh; Hilton; Kellogg’s; Kroger; Las Vegas Sands; Marley Spoon; MGM Resorts; Mom’s Organic Market; Pepsico; Sodexo; Sprouts; The Wendy’s Co.; Unilever; Walmart; Walt Disney World; Wegmans; Weis; Whitsons; and Yum! Brands.