The food we throw away is still food. It takes a lot of land, water, fertilizer, and effort to get food from the farm to our tables — so it’s important to keep it in the food system.
That’s why we turn Food Grounds into food for chickens. We’re inspired by the long history of feeding uneaten food to poultry, which was a big part of pre-industrial food ways.
Food Grounds are already dry and full of nutritional value, which makes them perfect for a low-carbon chicken feed ingredient. And it’s an opportunity to partner with farms who provide a good life for the poultry they raise. So while not everyone chooses to eat meat or dairy, it still is a big part of how people feed themselves today and we believe there’s a better way, environmentally and welfare-wise.
This aligns with the EPA and UN food recovery hierarchies: First, feed people. Then, feed animals.