Bon Appetit at Mills’ Founders Commons recently signed a plan that would donate excess food that incorporates new initiatives for more sustainable ways to deal with food waste.
The program, Chefs to End Hunger (CTEH), was initiated in November. Its goal is to provide meals to the hungry by redistributing the excess food that would normally go to waste in places like hotels, restaurants and other food service operations to local food agencies to serve the meal. CTEH sends aluminum boxes to Founders who will fill it up with extra prepared foods like rice and meats. The boxes are then picked up by Founder’s produce delivery company, SF speciality. SF speciality then delivers them to local food banks.
General manager of Founders Chrystal Chun Wong explains the process Founders has for donating food to CTEH.