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Fighting Food Waste and Hunger Since 2012

Chefs to End Hunger provides meals to the hungry by redistributing the excess prepared food that would normally go to waste in hotels, restaurants, and other food service operations to local charitable organizations to serve the meals. Chefs to End Hunger is about empowering chefs to easily and efficiently use the resources already at their disposal and repurposed food currently going to waste to join in the fight to end hunger and make a real cumulative impact daily. Chefs to End Hunger currently operates in California, Nevada, and Arizona, and aims to one day be implemented nation wide.


We facilitate the redistribution of prepared food from hotel, restaurant and other foodservice customers, to local charitable organizations.


Chefs can participate and do their part to feed the hungry simply by packing and labeling the requisite Chefs to End Hunger boxes.


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The Program

With Vesta Foodservice as the primary logistical partner, Chefs to End Hunger is in an optimal position to execute the mission of food recovery. Vesta Foodservice already has trucks delivering to over 2,000 locations daily and will drop off supplies of boxes and foil sheet pans. Full boxes containing three sheet pans will be picked up from customers daily upon regularly scheduled product delivery without putting more trucks on the road. 


Chefs can participate and do their part to feed the hungry simply by packing and labeling the requisite Chefs to End Hunger boxes, storing them in their coolers, and handing over full boxes to their driver during their regularly scheduled deliveries. Chefs can turn their food waste into a charitable donation AND provide meals to the hungry. 

Our Impact

In 2019 Chefs to End Hunger diverted over 4 million lbs of food from landfills, providing over 3.4 million meals

Since COVID 19, in the first 60 days of shelter in place, Chefs to End Hunger recovered over 1.6 million lbs of food, distributing the surplus to 14 different last mile organizations.

We diverted 3.2 million lbs of food from landfills in 2018.

2.6 million meals served in 2018.

We helped create an industry - wide tool kit for fighting food waste in hotels by collaborating with the World Wild life Fund & Rockefeller Foundation.

Recognized as a "best partner" in food recovery initiatives in LA County by the LA Food Policy Council.

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