Leanpath Launches the 12.3 Initiative to Expand Reach of Food Waste Prevention Tools and Expertise

DC Central Kitchen is the first recipient

PORTLAND, Ore.--()--Leanpath, the global leader in food waste prevention technology, announced the launch of the Leanpath 12.3 Initiative, an effort to expand the reach of food waste prevention to non-profits and educational organizations.

Since 2004, Leanpath has helped foodservice organizations cut their food waste by an average of 50 percent. With the Leanpath 12.3 Initiative, Leanpath is expanding its reach to help a select group of resource-constrained educational and non-profit organizations accelerate their food waste prevention efforts.

“The United Nations’ Sustainability Goal 12.3 calls on the world to cut its food waste in half by 2030,” says Leanpath 12.3 Initiative Executive Director Steven Finn. “To achieve this ambitious goal we all have to do more. And so Leanpath is doing more.”

The Leanpath 12.3 Initiative offers Leanpath’s food waste data and expertise, as well as free or reduced-cost hardware and software, to qualified applicants who share Leanpath’s vision of ensuring a sustainable future by eliminating global food waste. Leanpath’s partnership with the James Beard Foundation to share food waste prevention software with culinary schools is now part of the Initiative.

The Initiative’s first recipient is DC Central Kitchen, a Washington, DC-based non-profit that combats hunger and poverty. The Leanpath 12.3 Initiative donated food waste prevention hardware and software to the organization.

“We are incredibly grateful to have received the donation of the Leanpath technology,” said Amy Bachman, DC Central Kitchen’s Director of Procurement and Sustainability. “Our new cafe and Culinary Job Training site in Ward 8 will be using the Leanpath Tracker not only as a tool to manage waste and lower food costs, but also as a teaching opportunity for those receiving culinary job training at the cafe.”

To learn more about the Leanpath 12.3 Initiative, visit https://www.leanpath.com/leanpath-initiative.

About Leanpath

Leanpath is a mission-driven technology company working to make food waste prevention and measurement everyday practice in the world’s kitchens. Working with thousands of kitchens in 35 countries, Leanpath currently prevents 1 pound of food waste every 2 seconds. Learn more at https://www.leanpath.com.

About DC Central Kitchen

DC Central Kitchen (DCCK) is an iconic non-profit and social enterprise that combats hunger and poverty through job training and job creation. To learn more, visit dccentralkitchen.org.


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Leanpath launches the 12.3 Initiative to expand reach of food waste prevention tools and expertise. DC Central Kitchen is the first recipient.

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