Valrhona's 2020 Philanthropy Partnership
Valrhona is putting social responsibility at the center of its business so that we can create an ever-more responsible world of gastronomy. One of the ways we will achieve this goal is by supporting the Food Recovery Network in 2020.
Valrhona is working hard to limit the environmental impact and pollution it generates and the energy it consumes making chocolates. Our goal is to become carbon neutral by 2025. In 2018, we generated 300 tons of chocolate waste, most of which was reused for animal feed. Since 2017, Valrhona wants to go beyond what it’s in our capabilities and help organizations, such as the Food Recovery Network, that fight for food waste on large scale.
We are committed to raising money for Food Recovery Network through:
- The HOT CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL in November 2019 in NYC ($1000.00 Raised)
- The sales of the 500g bag of RASPBERRY INSPIRATION from Jan to March 2020, followed by RASPBERRY INSPIRATION from March to December 2020 ($1 donated per 500g bag sold)
- For Professional customers we donate $2 per 3kg bag of RASPBERRY INSPIRATION sold from Jan to March 2020, followed by RASPBERRY INSPIRATION from March to December 2020, learn more here.
The Food Recovery Network (FRN) is a national nonprofit organization that unites students at colleges and universities to fight food waste and hunger by recovering perishable food that would otherwise go to waste from their campus dining halls and donating it to those in need. Their goal is to change the norm from food waste to food recovery in the United States.
Today, FRN is the largest student movement fighting against food waste and hunger in the US, having recovered and donated more than 3.9 million pounds of food that otherwise would have gone to waste. That equates to more than 3.2 million meals that have gone to those in need and more than 6.8 million pounds of carbon dioxide prevented from reaching the atmosphere.