Farm field and wind turbines at sunset

About Us

Project History

Kansas City Food Wise originated from a Sustainable Materials Management Grant provided by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency, Region 7 to the Mid-America Regional Council. The goal of the grant was to reduce the amount of food that is wasted and sent to landfills in the Kansas City region by creating:

  • A regional food waste action plan. 
  • A website to facilitate food loss and waste reduction among organizations, stakeholders and community members.
  • A consumer education campaign that will raise awareness about food waste, provide food waste reduction information and drive users to the website.

While this project aims to reduce food waste, it is also laying the groundwork to address a much broader range of issues that will help make a sustainable food system a vital part of our metropolitan area’s future. Food waste reduction is the starting point, but a sustainable food system in the Kansas City region is the ultimate goal.

Our Service Area

As a program of the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC), Kansas City Food Wise serves the same nine-county Kansas City region as MARC. 

County coverage map

Join the Food System Map

Contact us to get your organization listed on the Food System Map.