Conducted in partnership with the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC), SBN’s Food Saver Challenge is a six-month opportunity that is open to all local food businesses in Philadelphia, including restaurants, grocery stores, bakeries, coffee shops, hotels, event venues, and more. Throughout the challenge, participating businesses will be able to monitor and track their progress in reducing, repurposing, and donating food that would otherwise be wasted. The application period will be open from Friday, August 4, 2023, until Thursday, August 31, 2023. Approximately ten businesses will be chosen and notified by Friday, September 8, 2023. Selected businesses will be invited to participate in an onboarding call on Friday, September 15, 2023.
Upon joining the challenge, participants will compete to win the title of “Food Saver Champion,” a cash prize of $5,000, potential press and public recognition, as well as other opportunities.