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Grantee - Clean Water Fund - FY20-21

ReThink Disposable, a program of Clean Water Fund, prevents waste before it starts by working with local governments, businesses, institutions, and consumers to switch from single-use disposable packaging to reusable foodware.  Funds will allow ReThink to partner with Berkeley Unified School District (BUSD), to replace harmful single-use foodware with non-toxic reusables to be used during daily food service, focusing initial efforts at BUSD elementary schools.

Grantee - Daily Bowl - FY20-21

Daily Bowl's mission is to recover surplus food that would otherwise go to waste and rapidly redistribute to local food pantries and 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 and places of worship.

Grantee - Riverdog Farm - FY20-21

Riverdog Farm is a 450 acre certified organic farm located in Capay Valley. Funds will be used to replace waxed cardboard boxes with 1,060 reusable plastic totes to transport produce to Alameda County farm box customers. The reusable totes will prevent the purchase, use, and disposal of approximately 8,750 lbs of waxed cardboard boxes and 52 rolls of butcher paper annually.

Grantee - 18 Reasons - FY20-21

18 Reasons empowers community with the confidence and creativity to buy, cook, and eat good food every day. Their Cooking Matters program, which provides training to neighborhood leaders to teach cooking/nutrition to East Bay families, will engage their board, staff, and peer educators (Health Promoters) in a one-week Stop Food Waste Challenge and share those educational tips at their cooking workshops.

Grantee - The Berkeley Food Network - FY20-21

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.


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