RTS and Rethink Food announce partnership to prevent food waste and tackle food insecurity

The two organizations on a mission are collaborating to rescue excess food and provide meals to food-insecure families

New YorkAnd the May 31, 2022 /PRNewswire/- Rethink food And the Recycling Track Systems, Inc. (RTS) today announced a strategic and operational partnership to help transform surplus food stocks viable into New York City away from landfills and serving nutritious meals to the community.

Under the terms of the partnership, RTS, the industry leader in waste management and recycling, will offer its customers the ability to send their surplus food to Rethink Food, which will transform it into nutritious and culturally celebrated meals in its kitchen. Meals will then be distributed by community organizations to food-insecure neighbors across the city.

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Rethink Food has provided more than seven million meals to communities facing food insecurity that are distributed seven days a week in five cities (New YorkAnd the NashvilleAnd the ChicagoAnd the San FranciscoAnd the Miami), and used 1.2 million pounds of excess and/or donated food.

Greg LetteriRTS, Co-Founder and CEO, expressed his delight about the partnership: “This partnership represents a true collaboration between socially like-minded organizations. RTS has helped hundreds of customers reduce waste, divert items such as food scraps from landfills, and rethink the Food model that has proven successful. In using excess food from restaurants, kitchens and businesses to serve millions of meals to people in need. Reducing waste and tackling food insecurity go hand in hand.”

“This is clear evidence of how innovation can ensure that high-quality, nutritious food reaches those who need it without pumping more food into the diet,” he said. Matt Joswiak, founder and CEO of Rethink Food. “This program will provide a way for companies to operate more sustainably and support the communities in which they operate. We are delighted to partner with RTS on this impactful initiative.”

RTS and Rethink Food plan to start a partnership in New York City It aims to expand it to other common operating markets. Companies that participate in the Rethink Food Partner Network throughout the food ecosystem – including restaurants, food establishments, and businesses – will be joined in receiving the certified Rethink designation, indicating their commitment to integrating community support into their daily operations to create a more sustainable and equitable food system.

RTS is a waste and recycling services provider that draws on proprietary technology and an evolving sustainability vision to encourage transparency and reduce waste. RTS serves thousands of customers across the country, including hundreds of restaurants, hotels, large office buildings, professional sports stadiums, universities and municipalities. newly, The company acquired Ambrosiaa NewarkA facility based on reusing food scraps in natural household cleaning solutions. in july, RTS is locked $35 million In C . Series Financing From a group of investors led by Citigroup’s Impact Fund for Sustainable Investment.

in 2022, New York City She is expected to release her new program.Commercial waste area“A system for taking out trash, recyclables, and food waste generated by the business. RTS plans to serve multiple commercial districts, and to encourage food donation through partnerships like these.

About Recycle Track Systems, Inc.
Recycle Track Systems, Inc. A pioneer in finding a better way to manage waste and recycle. RTS combines technology and high-touch service to make waste disposal easier, smarter, and more responsible. From on-demand removals to fully integrated waste management solutions, RTS helps businesses and municipalities easily track and optimize their pickup operations. Using data insights, RTS enables customers to see waste habits and tangible figures on their climate impact to improve waste and recycling practices. RTS is a certified B-Corporation, reflecting their dedication and commitment to meeting stringent standards for environmental transparency and performance. For more information visit rts.com. For more information about zero waste, visit zerowaste.com.

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About Rethinking Food
Founded in 2017, Rethink Food is a non-profit organization that aims to create a more sustainable and equitable diet – where everyone has access to high-quality, nutritious and affordable food.

As part of its flagship program called Rethink Certified, Rethink Food works with restaurants, kitchens, and businesses to create nutritious and culturally celebrated meals for food-insecure communities. Rethink Food also operates a commissary kitchen that prepares 8,500 meals per week using a mix of purchased, donated, and surplus food. Where April 2020Rethink Food has provided more than 7 million meals to local communities, used 1.2 million pounds of excess and/or donated food, and directed more than $30 million To more than 115 restaurants and food establishments across New York CityAnd the ChicagoAnd the San FranciscoAnd the NashvilleAnd the Washington DCand Miami, and they partnered with more than 180 community organizations to distribute meals. For more information visit rethinkfood.org and follow us Instagram And the LinkedIn.

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