Food recovery  

The City of Carlsbad is seeking applications from qualified community-based organizations to help expand the volume of food recovered from Carlsbad businesses.

Californians send 11.2 billion pounds of food to landfills each year, some of which is still fresh enough to feed those in need. To reduce food waste and help address food insecurity, Senate Bill 1383 establishes a goal that by 2025 California will recover 20% of edible food that would otherwise be sent to landfills. With this goal in mind, the City of Carlsbad is offering funding for equipment and/or operational support to help community-based organizations recover edible food. These efforts will save landfill space and lower methane emissions.

Edible Food Recovery Funding 2023-24

  • Applications open February 1, 2023
  • Applications close February 28, 2023

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Operations Funding

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Equipment Funding