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This month, millions of Americans will sit down to Thanksgiving dinner with friends and family to celebrate the traditional abundance of the harvest, realizing that abundance through endless dishes of turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, and perhaps a green vegetable or two. After the celebration, however, when people have lost their taste for turkey sandwiches and other leftovers, much of this delicious food will be unceremoniously scraped into the trash bin. In fact, an estimate from my organization ReFED, a national nonprofit dedicated to reducing food loss and waste, shows that more than 305 million pounds of food will go uneaten…
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Caroline Vance serves as ReFED's Capital, Innovation, & Engagement Director, working to drive more investment into food waste. She has worked in impact investing at Deutsche Bank and currently serves on the Board of Upaya Social Ventures. She is also a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
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