( Courtesy Brighter Bites )

ReFed, a U.S. nonprofit dedicated to reducing food waste, has chosen 10 organizations, including Brighter Bites, to participate in its Nonprofit Food Recovery Accelerator.

The Accelerator is designed to bring ideas and actions to double the amount of healthy food available for the 40 million Americans facing food insecurity, according to a news release.

More than 125 organizations applied to be involved in the project, according to the release.

“Brighter Bites is grateful to ReFED for this incredible, game-changing opportunity to magnify our work converting food waste into a public health opportunity,” Rich Dachman, CEO at Brighter Bites, said in the release. “We are excited to work alongside the nine other exceptional organizations comprising this cohort, as well as the Accelerator’s world-class expert network. Our participation in this program will bolster Brighter Bites’ efforts to source more produce for families in a sustainable manner, all while combatting food insecurity and teaching healthier choices to the families we serve.” 

Each of the participating organizations receive $30,000, and an additional $100,000 will be awarded to a selected winner at the end of the Accelerator, according to the release.

The other participants are:

  • 412 Food Rescue, Pittsburgh;
  • Boston Area Gleaners, Waltham, Mass.;
  • Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona, Nogales, Ariz.;
  • Eat Greater Des Moines, Des Moines, Iowa;
  • Philabundance, Philadelphia;
  • Plentiful, New York, N.Y.;
  • Replate, Berkeley, Calif.;
  • Rescuing Leftover Cuisine, New York, N.Y.; and
  • Seeds That Feed, Fayetteville, Ark.

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