The Zero Hunger | Zero Waste Foundation 2021 Innovation Fund helped fill the gap in philanthropic funding needed to support entrepreneurs and creative thinkers with solutions to improve food security and prevent food waste.
In 2021, we collaborated with Village Capital to help source, understand and unlock capital to support innovative solutions that prevent, recover and recycle food waste. We encouraged applications from innovators building high-growth, scalable solutions focused on the following challenge.
We seek to reshape the food system by supporting innovators who are elevating food to its highest use and disrupting the linear supply chain. This could include solutions such as imperfect produce lines, upcycled foods & meal kits, upcycled commercial ingredients and more.