The National Goal for Reducing Food Loss and Waste
The staggering amount of wasted food in the United States has far-reaching impacts on food security, resource conservation and climate change. To help galvanize national efforts to reduce food loss and waste, USDA and EPA announced the United States’ first-ever food loss and waste reduction goal in September 2015, calling for a 50 percent reduction by 2030.
Government alone cannot reach this goal. It will require effort and action from the entire food system. The U.S. Food Loss and Waste 2030 Champions are stepping up to do their part to help the nation reach this critical goal.
The U.S. Food Loss and Waste 2030 Champions are businesses and organizations that have made a public commitment to reduce food loss and waste in their own operations in the United States by 50 percent by the year 2030. Champions include leaders from across the food chain.
For the past two years, USDA and EPA have released annual reports providing updates reported by the Food Loss and Waste 2030 Champions on their progress towards the national goal of reducing food loss and waste in their U.S. operations. Below are the 2021 and 2022 reports which are based on submissions by the 2030 Champions.
- 2022 U.S. Food Loss and Waste 2030 Champions Milestones Report (PDF, 1.9 MB)
- 2021 U.S. Food Loss and Waste 2030 Champions Milestones Report (PDF, 4.7 MB)
U.S. Food Loss and Waste 2030 Champions News
- U.S. Food Loss and Waste Champions Exhibit at USDA’s 2nd Food Loss and Waste Innovation Fair – September 14, 2022. Register to view on demand through September 13, 2023
We encourage more businesses and organizations to become U.S. Food Loss and Waste 2030 Champions and reduce food loss and waste in their operations. To join the U.S. Food Loss and Waste 2030 Champions, organizations may complete and submit the 2030 Champions form (PDF, 472 KB), in which they commit to reduce food loss and waste in their own operations and periodically report their progress on their websites.
Join Now (PDF, 472 KB)
Dr. Jean Buzby
USDA Food Loss and Waste Liaison
Current U.S. Food Loss and Waste 2030 Champions and Commitments
Since 2016, more than 45 corporations have been named as U.S. Food Loss and Waste 2030 Champions. These champions include Ahold Delhaize, Albertsons Companies, ALDI US, Amazon, AmplifiedAg, Inc. and Vertical Roots’, Aramark, BJ's Wholesale Club, Blue Apron, Bon Appétit Management Company, Browns’ Super Stores, Campbell Soup Company, Compass Group, Conagra Foods, Danone North America PBC, Farmstead, FireKeepers Casino Hotel, General Mills, Giant Eagle, HelloFresh US, Hilton, JBS, John Henry General Store, Kellogg Company, Kerry, Kroger, Las Vegas Sands Corp., Marley Spoon/Dinnerly, Meijer, MGM Resorts International, Mom’s Organic Market, PepsiCo, Pete Pappas & Sons, Pilgrims, Smithfield Foods, Inc, Sodexo, Sprouts Farmers Market, Starbucks Corporation, Sysco Corporation, The SF Market, Tyson Foods, The Wendy’s Company, UNFI, Unilever, Walmart, Walt Disney World Resort, Wegmans Food Markets, Weis Markets, Whitsons Culinary Group, and YUM! Brands.
Click a logo for information about each Champion’s commitments.