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Build Back Better Detroit
Lowering Food Costs in Detroit through Decreasing Food Waste in Commercial Kitchens
VANDERBERG DINING HALL
In 2021, The PLEDGE launched a pilot project in partnership with Make Food Not Waste, a Detroit Metro Area non-profit, to help area restaurants eliminate hidden sources of food waste and implement long-lasting practices for waste prevention. 7 restaurants were certified in June 2023 and are the 1st in the U.S. to get certified for The PLEDGE.
The project was made possible with funding from U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as well as outreach support from Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC).
Hear From Our PLEDGERS
“The PLEDGE™ gave us the momentum to get things done that we’ve been wanting to do.”
Resident District Manager, Oakland University at Chartwells Higher Education Dining Services
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