In San Diego County 500,000 people live in poverty; at the same time about 500,000 tons of food is wasted every year. Across the United States 40% of food is wasted.

San Diego Food System Alliance is leading an initiative across San Diego County to reduce food waste and increase food donation to people, which includes:

Sector Resource Building

Food Recovery Donor Network
Food Recovery Receiver Network
Best Management Practices
Case Study Development
Peer-to-Peer Presentations
Metrics, Tracking and Reporting

Sector Engagement

Government and Non-Profits
Restaurants and Food Service
Universities and Hospitals
K-12 Schools
Grocery and Warehouse
Stadiums and Venues

More information coming soon! 
Find out what you can do individually: 


Barbara Hamilton
Director of Strategic Initiatives