Pacific Coast Collaborative to Lead One of the Largest Public-Private Partnerships to Reduce Food Waste

Sep 9, 2020 4:55 PM ET

The Pacific Coast Collaborative (PCC) announces plans to lead a US-based public-private partnership - one of the largest in the world - to address wasted food. …The PCC’s goal is to reduce and prevent wasted food in the region by 50% by 2030, which will have benefits including reducing greenhouse gas emissions, conserving water and land resources, and supporting those facing food insecurity – which has become increasingly critical in the wake of COVID-19, as the amount of food at risk of being wasted has risen and more Americans are seeking food assistance.

Importantly, opportunities for food waste reduction include “food recovery,” where perfectly good food is rescued before it goes to waste and is delivered to relief organizations that then distribute it to those struggling with food insecurity. 

“At Albertsons Companies, we are always working to reduce food waste and identify opportunities to get food to people in need in our communities,” said Darcie Renn, Director of Sustainability, Albertsons Companies. “We look forward to collaborating with our fellow Pacific Coast Collaborative signatories, industry groups, and government agencies to develop solutions that will have long-lasting positive impacts for the communities we serve and the planet.”  

Read the full press release here

Learn more about how Albertsons Companies works to reduce food waste here