MEANS Database is a national nonprofit organization that operates as a web communications platform across 50 states, DC & Canada. The purpose of MEANS Database is to connect food generating entities to local organizations that use the excess food to feed the hungry in their communities. MEANS has partnerships with large entities like Sodexo, Starbucks, Feeding America, American Red Cross, and many others. Within Florida, they are already partners with UF/IFAS and the UF Family Nutrition Program. And now MEANS Database is joining our efforts here in Gainesville to help improve our food waste recovery.

MEANS is ready to work with potential donors (i.e., restaurants; catering companies; school districts; cafeterias; special event vendors/hosts) to help get their excess food into the hands of organizations that can use it to help feed the hungry in our community (i.e., food pantries; afterschool programs; faith-based organizations; homeless shelters; social service providers). If you fit into either of these categories of donors and/or recipients, create an account on MEANS Database and get ready to start recovering food.

If you have any questions at all, you can contact Allie Wilson at

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The Latest on Food Recovery: MEANS Database is in Gainesville!

One thought on “The Latest on Food Recovery: MEANS Database is in Gainesville!

  • December 3, 2021 at 6:00 pm

    That is fantastic!!!! I look forward to seeing how this looks in the real.


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