About Us

Inspiring Food Waste Prevention

Make Food Not Waste is a community organization dedicated to reducing the amount of food that goes to waste in Southeast Michigan. Through public events, education outreach and community presentations, we give people the tools they need to waste less where they live and work.


Annual Community Feast

Join us at Eastern Market on September 8, 2019!

Community Events

This summer, we’re teaming up local partners to inspire people to waste less:

  • “Stem to Root” eating with Eastern Market and Ford’s Mobile Farm at local Meet Up and Eat Up sites
  • Shabbat Dinner with Hazon Detroit

Speaking and Exhibiting

  • Southeast Michigan Sustainable Business Forum Triple Bottom Line Event
  • Indivisible Huron Valley
  • Hazon Jewish Food Festival

Food Recovery Support

  • Population of MEANS database to increase restaurant donations

Our 2018 Supporters

Thank you to our generous 2018 sponsors!

Thank you to the chefs cooking our delicious feast

Thank you to our talented experts and exhibitors!

And a very special thank you to our all-volunteer, dedicated steering committee!

  • Danielle Todd
  • Phil Jones, Ms. Ruth’s Catering
  • Kevin Kay, Detroit Foods, Inc.
  • Winona Bynum, Detroit Food Policy Council
  • Drew Patrick, Skidmore Studio
  • Stephanie Osborn, Wayne State University
  • Carolyn Sagi
  • Clara Gamalski, University of Detroit Campus Kitchen
  • Kibibi Blount-Dorn, Detroit Food Policy Council