Complementary Food Challenge
(Upcoming webinars to be announced)
Organizations are encouraged to follow the Food Recovery Hierarchy to prioritize their actions to prevent and divert wasted food.
EPA is partnering with organizations and businesses to prevent and reduce wasted food. Food Recovery Challenge (FRC) participants save money, help communities, and protect the environment by purchasing less, donating extra food, and composting. FRC is part of EPA's Sustainable Materials Management Program, which seeks to reduce the environmental impact of materials through their entire life cycle, including how they are extracted, manufactured, distributed, used, reused, recycled, and disposed.
Organizations are Encouraged to Join the FRC
Any business or organization can join as a participant or endorser.
Participants reduce wasted food through prevention, donation, composting and anaerobic digestion.
Endorsers promote sustainable food management by educating organizations about the environmental consequences of wasted food and recruiting participants
View the list of current challenge participants and endorsers.
What Can I Do
If you are a consumer, learn more about how you can reduce wasted food too.
Benefits of Joining