Award Ceiling: 
Posted Date: 
May 11, 2022
Due Date: Full Proposal: 
July 13, 2022
The Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research (FFAR), in collaboration with The Kroger Co. Zero Hunger | Zero Waste Foundation, is launching the Food Waste Challenge to develop an original, innovative methodology for regularly occurring quantitative measurement of food waste generated in US households that stakeholders across the food system can use. Food waste occurs for numerous reasons and at various levels throughout the food system, which makes tackling the problem especially challenging. FFAR will prioritize innovative projects that emphasize a commitment to the collaboration of researchers and practitioners across multiple sectors and disciplines. The lessons learned in developing household-level measurements may inform food waste reduction efforts targeted towards other levels of the food system. As Kroger Co. is providing matching funds, matching funds from applicants are optional for this opportunity.