Event Wastes Not And Wants Not At The Second City

ReFED, an innovative nonprofit committed to reducing food waste, wanted to celebrate a year of milestones with their stakeholders in a memorable, entertaining, and uniquely-Chicago way, so they turned to The Second City to host a festive bash for guests.

“Fighting the more than $218 billion worth of food that is wasted annually is incredibly important and also a daunting task,” said Alexandria Coari, Capital & Innovation Director at ReFED. “By working with The Second City to convene the right stakeholders in this way, we were able to see the challenge from a new, creative perspective and had a lot of fun while doing it.”

Guests at the ReFED Nonprofit Food Recovery Accelerator’s Celebratory Dinner savoring a custom improv show and song about food waste.

The night included inspiring speeches, mouthwatering eats, and a custom improv show starring some of the next generation of comedy superstars. (Who knew fighting food waste could be so funny?) And most importantly, the evening needed to be a zero-waste event, meaning all of the leftover food donated and food waste composted.

By aligning the event delivery with ReFED’s mission, Corari states, “The Second City took the time to deeply understand ReFED’s mission and the nuances in our work to fight food waste and food insecurity, and they were an excellent partner in helping us ensure that our event truly was a zero food waste event.”

ReFED guests enjoyed dining in The Loft, one of newest event spaces located at The Second City.

To learn more about ReFED’s exceptional work combating food waste and opportunities to get involved, please visit them on their website and LinkedIn.

Images courtesy of Victoria Messina.

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