Department of Environmental Conservation: $800,000

Two-and-a-half-year grant. This grant provided support to staff handling additional donated food. The DEC sought to reduce the landfilling of food scraps through increased food donation and food scrap recycling. The goal was to increase the amount of donated food that food banks across New York could distribute. At the close of the grant on March 31, 2020, the program was deemed a success, having helped food banks distribute more donated food than ever before.