Prevent wasted food

Waste less food at your restaurant and save money. We have resources to help you get started.
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Let us know what resources would help your business prevent food waste.
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Get help from Hennepin County

The County offers free technical help and grants to businesses. Learn how to reduce wasted food, donate food and compost with organics recycling.


Watch our video series to learn how to reduce wasted food at your restaurant.

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35,000 tons of food waste yearly

Minneapolis restaurants create 35,000 tons of food waste each year. That's 30% of the city’s total food waste.

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Minneapolis Health Department




Public Service Building
505 Fourth Ave. S., Room 520
Minneapolis, MN 55415