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Previously Funded Grants

Since 1996, StopWaste has provided more than $8 million in funding to local organizations for innovative projects that decrease the amount of waste generated and sent to the county's landfills, and encourage the development, marketing and use of recycled products. The grants program is currently focused on funding waste prevention and reuse and repair projects. Below is a searchable database of grant recipients from FY 2017-18 to FY 2019-20.

Food Waste Prevention Grants
Grantee Location Fiscal Year Amount Description
Abode Services Alameda County FY19-20 $20,000

Abode’s mission is to end homelessness by assisting low-income, un-housed people, including those with special needs, to secure stable, supportive housing, and to be advocates for the removal of the causes of homelessness. Funds will support the food delivery program that recovers surplus food from local partner grocery stores and redistributes to homeless and very low-income residents in Alameda County through Abode's owned and operated housing sites.

Alameda County Deputy Sheriffs' Activities League (DSAL) Alameda County FY19-20 $20,000

The Alameda County Deputy Sheriff’s Activities League's (DSAL) mission is to build on natural, human, social, economic, built, political, and cultural capital to create safer, healthier communities. Funds will support DSAL's social enterprise, Dig Deep Farms, and their Food Hub distribution facility to operate efficient aggregation, sorting, processing and packaging of recovered food for distribution to food-insecure residents.

Chefs to End Hunger Alameda County FY19-20 $20,000

Chefs to End Hunger facilitates the recovery and redistribution of surplus food from food service operators and wholesale distributors to local organizations that serve the food insecure. Funds will be used to grow the list of foodservice operator partners with substantial surplus food in Alameda County, as well as another non-profit agency that can support food distribution.

Daily Bowl Fremont, Hayward, Newark, San Leandro, Union City FY19-20 $17,000

Daily Bowl's mission is to recover blemished and excess produce destined for waste and rapidly redistribute to local agencies catering to our less fortunate and hungry community members. Funds will be used to glean produce and prepared food from commercial establishments, grocery stores, and eating establishments and distribute to local non-profit food pantries.

Hope 4 the Heart Alameda County FY19-20 $20,000

Hope 4 the Heart serves over 14,000 local low-income families per month by providing food, produce, diapers, and household items. Funds will be used to purchase a new box truck to support an increase of over 60,000 lbs per month of donated food from local stores, as well as the increased need for food delivery to low-income housing.

McGee Avenue Baptist Church Center for Food, Faith & Justice Berkeley, Oakland FY19-20 $18,000

The McGee Center for Food, Faith & Justice (CFFJ) provides an innovative, community-centered network of food sourcing and distribution to alleviate the problems of hunger and poor nutrition in Berkeley. Funds will support CFFJ’s Food Recovery Program that recovers food that would otherwise have gone to waste from food retailers, distributers, and producers in Berkeley and nearby municipalities, and redistribute through an on-site pantry and meal program serving residents experiencing food insecurity.

Replate Alameda, Berkeley, Emeryville, Oakland FY19-20 $10,000

Replate's technology platform enables businesses to schedule on-demand pickups for their surplus food and activates the community to reliably redistribute surplus food to those experiencing food insecurity. Funds will be used to increase Replate's presence in Alameda County through automated dispatching that will improve efficiency, optimize routes, and free up staff time for building partnerships.

The Berkeley Food Network Albany, Berkeley FY19-20 $20,000

The Berkeley Food Network aims to provide an innovative, community-centered network of food sourcing and distribution to alleviate the problems of hunger and poor nutrition in Berkeley. Funds will be used to further develop the Food Recovery Program, which recovers food that would otherwise have gone into the waste stream from food retailers, distributers, and producers in Berkeley and nearby municipalities. Increased food recovered will be used in the pantry program as well as grow the Hub Kitchen Program to provide at least 1,500 meals a week.

Tri-Valley Haven Alameda County FY19-20 $20,000

Tri-Valley Haven serves as a vital community resource serving adults and children who have experienced domestic violence, sexual assault, or homelessness. Funds will support on-site food pantry operations as well as expand the Mobile Food Pantry efforts from monthly to bi-monthly, as need increases due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Daily Bowl Fremont, Union City, Newark, Hayward FY18-19 $20,000

Daily Bowl's mission is to recover edible food destined for waste and distribute that across to agencies catering to our less fortunate and hungry community members.. Funds used to support programs that incorporate collecting prepared food from commercial establishments, grocery stores and eating establishments and distribute to local non-profit food pantries.

East Bay Food Justice Project, aka Food Not Bombs Berkeley, Oakland FY18-19 $10,000

Food Justice serves hot meals seven times a week to the public at fixed locations in Berkeley and Oakland, and deliver prepared food to homeless encampments.. Funds support the collection and distribution of produce and prepared food that would otherwise be wasted. Food will be transformed into healthy vegetarian meals to be served free of charge to the public.

Hope 4 the Heart Hayward FY18-19 $20,000

Hope 4 the Heart provides food, produce, diapers, and household items to local families who are experiencing food insecurity by distributing pallets of food to over 100 churches, schools, and nonprofit organizations every week, free of charge. Funds support rescuing an additional 185 tons of edible food across Alameda County networks.

Replate Berkeley FY18-19 $20,000

Replate's technology platform enables businesses to schedule on-demand pickups for their surplus food. Replate’s food rescuers bring donated food directly to those experiencing food insecurity in Bay Area communities. Funds used to improve platform and keep pace with current demands.

The Berkeley Food Network (BFN) Berkeley FY18-19 $20,000

The Berkeley Food Network aims to provide an innovative, community-centered network of food sourcing and distribution to alleviate the problems of hunger and poor nutrition in Berkeley. Funds support BFN's Food Recovery Program that recovers food that would otherwise have gone into the waste stream from food retailers, distributers, and producers in Berkeley and nearby municipalities. The program ensures that the food is used in the highest and best use, primarily to feed people in Berkeley experiencing food insecurity.

Tiburcio Vasquez Health Center, Inc. Hayward FY18-19 $20,000

TVHC provides accessible, high-quality health care to vulnerable and marginalized populations. Funds assist TVHC to develop a model food donation program with a nutrition education component which will help ensure that recipients of recovered food are able to make healthy food choices and use proper food preparation methods to prevent wasted food.

Move for Hunger Alameda County FY17-18 $15,000

Move For Hunger mobilizes the relocation industry to fight hunger and reduce food waste. Funds to help expand its relocation partnerships in Alameda County while launching its new Apartment Program, in partnership with StopWaste, to raise awareness and responsiveness for the issues of hunger and food waste.

Tri Valley Haven Fremont, Newark, Union City FY17-18 $20,000

Tri-Valley Haven serves as a vital community resource serving adults and children who have experienced domestic violence, sexual assault, or homelessness. Funding supports Tri-Valley Haven’s desire to expand its Food Pantry efforts in both the number of Grocery Rescue pickups conducted each week, reducing the amount of food waste from area grocery stores. In addition, funding allows an increase in the number of locations served by the Mobile Pantry program.

Alameda County Community Food Bank Alameda County FY16-17 $25,000

Alameda County Community Food Bank distributes millions of healthy meals every year, and is dedicated to finding new approaches to ending hunger and poverty. Funding to increase food donation/recovery through the Grocery Rescue Program (GRP) and launch a real-time donation pilot to recovery infrequent food donations such as prepared food.

Daily Bowl Alameda County FY16-17 $25,000

Daily Bowl's mission, is to recover edible food destined for waste and distribute that across to agencies catering to our less fortunate and hungry community members. Funding to expand operations to rescue produce and prepared food from retail/food service and redistribute to nonprofits serving the Tri-City area. Funding to provide large capacity van and other supplies to double recovery efforts.

Replate Alameda County FY16-17 $10,000

Replate's technology platform enables businesses to schedule on-demand pickups for their surplus food. Funding to amplify current food recovery efforts in Alameda County by focusing marketing to 30-40 potential companies in county and allocating resources towards developing a web platform to further develop their peer to peer food sharing platform in AC.