- Tim Letzkus
White Pony Express Selected for United Nations Food Rescue Initiative
Updated: Feb 2, 2022
Our current food systems are not built to deliver sustainable, healthy diets for all.
To tackle the issue and to support the United Nations’ first-ever Food Systems Summit, the UN launched an open call, asking respondents to answer the question: “How might we build a better food future for everyone, everywhere?”
This initiative, called the Food Systems Game Changers Lab, sought game-changing solutions—ideas, innovations, and initiatives—that can create systemic change to achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. The program was co-organized and funded by Thought for Food, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the EAT Foundation.
More than 500 companies, organizations, individuals, and non-profits from eighty-five countries answered the open call, and White Pony Express’ food rescue model was one of the solutions selected! We joined a cohort of similar solutions and advanced into the next phase—the Solutions Accelerator Program—to create an action agenda: a roadmap for scaling a new solution globally.
The UN launched an open call, asking respondents to answer the question: “How might we build a better food future for everyone, everywhere?”
A school pantry volunteer helps unload rescued food picked up by White Pony Express
Our cohort, bringing together thirty-five active professionals in the food supply system from fourteen countries, focused on reducing food loss and waste. On September 29th the cohort presented its solution to the UN Food Systems Summit participants, including the program’s organizers, funders, and scaling partners. The ten-minute presentation has thus far attracted twenty-five potential scaling partners who have expressed interest in expanding our solution regionally and nationally.