Committed to taking the sustainable path in a largely environmentally-unfriendly industry, Purslane is proud to be New York's first trash-free and carbon neutral caterer. A full-service events and catering company, they implement a wide range of eco-friendly practices, and aim to send nothing to landfill, relying instead on recycling, composting, upcycling, and reuse programs to process their waste. Purslane's facilities are powered by 100% renewable energy, and they offset the carbon footprint of each meal they serve and every event they create by investing in carbon sequestration initiatives. Purslane's cuisine is ingredient-driven and follows a slow-food ethos. They use sustainable, organic, pesticide- and antibiotic-free ingredients and products from nearby farms, and source their beverages from local breweries and wineries. In addition to their sustainability initiatives, Purslane is committed to supporting their local community. They partner with Rescuing Leftover Cuisine to bring food leftovers to local shelters and care centers, and support a local homeless shelter and an education-based production farm that offers hands-on farm training and leadership opportunities for youth and adults. Purslane offers customized menus for a wide range of events, beverage packages, and drop-off catering services. They also operate two boutique venues: Fitzcarraldo and Franklin + Kent.
Supports: Sustainability + Reducing Food Waste + Fighting Hunger + Youth Development
Locations available: Tri-State area
All about healthy and purpose-driven meat-free dishes, Soulgood Food Truck and Catering is on a mission to save the planet, its people, and animals, one plate at a time. They offer delicious, plant-based twists on fan-favorite classics, and through their Soulgood Cares initiative donate 5% of their revenue to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and other local charities, and host events to provide free food to undeserved communities and homeless children. Soulgood was created by Cynthia Nevels in honor of her youngest son, Tyler, who passed away from Cystic Fibrosis. When Tyler was diagnosed with the genetic disorder, Cynthia sought to improve his health in any way she could, and so she experimented with meatless meals. Now, she hopes that her meat-free recipes can bring other families health and happiness, as well as keep her son's legacy alive. It's simple, Soulgood believes giving is good for the soul.
Supports: Fighting Hunger + Sustainability + Medical Care + Research
Locations available: Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex
A 501c3 non-profit, Transfernation is New York City's first on-demand food rescue service. For a low flat-fee, they handle the messy logistics and complicated regulations involved in food donations, and will pick-up and deliver your untouched leftovers to the closest local feeding program. All you have to do is download their iOS app, request a pick-up, and you're on your way to combating both food waste and hunger.
Supports: Reducing Foot Waste + Fighting Hunger