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Tyler H
201 Allen Street
(East Village)
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the project

While food banks like ours greatly reduce CO2 emissions by taking significant steps to reduce food waste, the most difficult and costly barriers of creating a fully sustainable operation is the amount of "to go" supplies needed by our food distributions around New York City. Our budget has not allowed the shift to non-PLA compostable forks and spoons, but the increase in cost would allow us to reduce our annual plastic waste by just over 2,000 pounds. We hope to provide the dozens of distributions we provide good to around New York City with compostable cutlery in an effort to increase the sustainability of our operation.

the steps

We plan on switching over to fully compostable serviceware by May 1st, 2024, and will be providing these to all of our food distributions around the five boroughs.

why we're doing it

The destruction of our environment is expected to increase food insecurity by vast numbers in the next twenty years. By taking these steps now, we are investing in the success of food programs much like our own that will be run by future generations.


At a cost of $0.05-$0.10 per piece, providing non-PLA compostable cutlery to our meal distribution partners around the city would cost us an additional $10,000-$15,000 per year.



ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee N/A $0.00
ioby Donation Processing Fee 4% $244.90
TOTAL TO RAISE $12,244.90
Donation processing fees apply to donations only. 100% of match funding goes to projects. Please note, fees are estimated here and final numbers may change based on the final amount raised and amount of match funding applied to this campaign.  



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