At 4MyCiTy®, Our focus is on the Importance of Environmental Sustainability. Primarily the Sustainable Management of Food in relation to reducing food waste. It is a vision where potential food waste is diverted to families with a goal of improving food insecurity within our communities. We also recycle all non-edible waste immediately using our state of the art onsite composting technology, returning a nutrient rich soil amendment to our community gardens ensuring regrowth of healthy foods. Our program limits the harmful effects caused by food waste on our environment while improving food security for families within our communities.
4MyCiTy® is recognized as a public charity under Internal Revenue Code section 509(a) and has 501(c)(3) status. 4MyCiTy® is a non-profit run by a volunteer Board of Directors.
At 4MyCiTy®, Our focus is on the Importance of Environmental Sustainability. Primarily the Sustainable Management of Food in relation to food waste. Our Project is broken down into 4 phases that are all successfully in operation.
Phase 1 - Source Reduction: we currently run a food rescue operation that partners with major food distributors to collect and distribute their potential food waste. We rescue cooked and uncooked foods, food scraps are also accepted as part of our community composting initiative. Business can contact us to help with food waste Audits and educational seminars for their teams. Our program has a primary focus on healthy foods, so we foster relationships with Produce Distributors and the farming industry.
Phase 2 - Feed the Hungry and our animal friends: all foods collected are distributed through our network of dedicated partner organizations. We choose our partners based on their ability and willingness to help us distribute all rescued foods to families facing food insecurity. Any food not fit for human consumption and can be safely served to our animal friends are diverted accordingly to our partner farms.
Phase 3 - Industrial/commercial use: We understand the connection between the health of the planet and the impacts of disposable food packaging. Our focus is to advance Zero Waste Systems in relation to food service products. Helping our partners be better stewards of the environment through the use of our line of Bio-degradable serving products.
Phase 4 - Composting: we have successfully partnered and tested a very unique line of Automatic on site commercial composters. Our composter is capable of turning 100lbs of food waste into 10-15lbs of nutrient-rich soil amendment. The compost is distributed through our network of partners for them to focus on growing healthy foods.
We use our initiative to educate members of the community on the importance of reducing food waste at various stages, with a goal of diverting more from our landfills and incinerators.
Contributions to 4MyCiTy® will support the organization’s mission to create, find and support programs that improve the health and well-being of our communities, consistent with the organization’s core values. Donations to 4MyCiTy® are deductible. Donors should consult their tax adviser for questions regarding deductions. A copy of the 4MyCiTy® determination letter is available upon request.
4MyCiTy® is unique in that Our program is 100% volunteer coordinated with only limited operational costs. 100% of our funds are used towards our sustainability efforts. Our Board of Directors are volunteers and we operate with a very limited staff. Most of the food distributions are done through our network of partner sites. We are truly a volunteer driven charity with focus on putting all dollars raised towards the many programs or events we coordinate. When you donate to us, you can rest assured that 100% of that donation goes towards your intended purpose.
Since being established in 2018 4MyCiTy has distributed over 122 Million pounds of healthy food supplies to families facing food insecurity. That's an estimated 101 Million meals.