The Foundation’s Food Waste Program, developed in 2013, seeks to reduce, recover, and recycle food waste by directing it towards its highest and best use – ultimately feeding more people and reducing the environmental impact of food waste. The Food Waste Program is particularly concerned about the issue of food being wasted while people in our communities remain hungry.
The Foundation funded a project joining ReFED with Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic to create The Food Waste Policy Finder, an interactive tool and mapping site that will provide stakeholders with critical food waste policy information. The Policy Finder will help food businesses and food recovery organizations better navigate laws on liability protection, date labeling, tax incentives, animal feed and waste bans. At the same time, the tool highlights inconsistencies in existing legal frameworks and the opportunities for state and federal action.
ReFED's Innovator Database- a living compilation of 400+ commercial and nonprofit entities focused on reducing and preventing food waste - enables users to explore the dynamic and expanding food waste innovation sector. The database will also help connect innovators to the private sector, government, foundations and investors to collaborate, fundraise and accelerate impact.
OpenIDEO Food Waste Challenge
In 2016 The Foundation joined ReFED, The Rockefeller Foundation and the San Francisco Department of the Environment to seed fund the OpenIDEO competition for Food Waste Challenge- "How might we dramatically reduce waste by transforming our relationship with food?"
The Challenge received over 450 ideas and was narrowed down to 41 finalists. Check out the top ideas here.
Torres del Paine Legacy Fund
The Fink Family Foundation is proud to support the development of the Torres del Paine Legacy Fund, a travel-philanthropy mechanism in Chilean Patagonia that aims to turn travel into a tool for positive environmental development. In partnership with Sustainable Travel International, the Torres del Paine Legacy Fund will work to improve the sustainability of park visitation and operations while simultaneously creating a better, more impactful experience for visitors to the park and surrounding communities. It is the goal of the initiative to develop Torres del Paine as an economic and social resource for generations to come. To find out more about the Legacy Fund initiative, email firstname.lastname@example.org.