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MEANS Database
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MEANS Database is a non profit food recovery platform that works to mitigate food waste and connect emergency food providers to food donations using an online platform to connect food businesses with excess food, such as restaurants, warehouses, and catering companies, to nearby nonprofits that serve the community. Funding will support MEANS food recovery work throughout Alameda County to recover an estimated 100,000 pounds of food in one year. This expansion will be accomplished through outreach, coordination, and direct transportation of food donations, as well as enchancing and updating the MEANS web-based platform tool for food businesses working to comply with SB 1383. All food recovered will be transported and/or given to nonprofits and mutual aid organizations working to help individuals facing food insecurity.