Fooding Forward is the hospitality solution for food waste in Philadelphia.
We connect businesses that have food, to people who need food.
How we do it:
We work with food partners in the hotel and restaurant space.
First, we determine our partner’s food waste/excess.
Next, we design a custom pickup schedule with our food rescue partners to meet the operation needs of our donors.
Finally, we manage daily pickup routes that include multiple locations to transport all donated food to our recipient partners.
No amount of food is too small to rescue.
Philadelphia has such a vibrant food culture; Fooding Forward aims to uplift that culture by bringing together hotels and restaurants to reduce food waste and fight food insecurity at the same time.
With so much food going to waste each year, it’s hard to believe that so many people are still going hungry in Philadelphia— but they are. Hotels and restaurants play a huge role in the fight against hunger in our city. We’re here to make it easy and efficient for local businesses to get their excess food to people in need (free of charge).
Our incredible recipient organizations are directly serving people in need with food donated from our hotel and restaurant partners. All hunger-relief organizations that we work with are professionally trained and certified. Our partners include:
Fooding Forward would not be possible without the amazing support of our food donors located throughout the city. All of our donors are role models for zero waste and social impact in Philadelphia’s hospitality industry. Our partners include:
If your restaurant or hotel wants to reduce food waste while feeding people in need, we’re here to help you. If you’re a hunger-relief organization that needs healthy and fresh food to feed people in need, we want to support you. If you want to deliver food to people in need, we could use your help. Find our more about how you can get involved.