Food Tank is the first NGO and non-food producer to join the Farm Powered Strategic Alliance.
Food Tank, a globally recognized NGO dedicated to eradicating hunger, poverty, and obesity, has joined the Farm Powered Strategic Alliance (FPSA). The Farm Powered Strategic Alliance, founded in 2020 by Vanguard Renewables, Unilever, Starbucks, and Dairy Farmers of America, aims to avoid or eliminate food waste first and repurpose what can’t be eliminated into renewable energy via farm-based anaerobic digesters.
Food Tank is the first NGO and non-food producer to join the Alliance. Its mission to promote a more sustainable food system that provides access to healthy food is consistent with the FPSA goal to reduce and repurpose food waste.
“We follow the EPA’s Food Recovery Hierarchy, that food should feed the hungry first; our on-farm digesters recycle inedible food and beverage waste into renewable energy,” said Neil H. Smith, CEO of Vanguard Renewables. “A more sustainable food system nourishes people, the land, and the farmers, and it also sustains the supply chain. Food Tank and our other FPSA members are all working towards the same end - fighting food insecurity, keeping organic waste from landfills, and finding solutions to the ongoing climate crisis.”
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