Our mission is to reduce food waste and alleviate food insecurity in communities everywhere.

Replate manages the food donations of caterers, offices with meal services, brands with product overrun, farmers markets, restaurants and other surplus food generators. Every food donation is taken to a nearby nonprofit that works with people experiencing food insecurity, or directly to someone’s home.

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Make an impact in your community.

When you donate surplus food with Replate, you’re providing support for people in your community. Replate works with incredible nonprofits that provide services to break cycles of poverty and work to change the systems that create and perpetuate those cycles.

Pounds

2.7million pounds

of food recovered

Meals

2.28million meals

delivered to nonprofits

Jobs

48meaningful jobs

created

Mitigate climate change.

Climate change is about more than sea turtles. It affects people right now. When your surplus food ends up in a landfill, it emits millions of pounds of Methane and CO2, and wastes resources like water, land, and labor. This has consequences for our planet, which has consequences for its people. Climate change and food security are deeply intertwined, which is why we work to address both.

Water

748million gallons

of water saved

Co2

5.6million pounds

of CO2 diverted

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“A participant literally cried when he was handed his salmon dinner. He said, ‘Is this really for me?’ That moment made me forever a fangirl.”
Kara, Project Homeless Connect

Trusted by Hundreds of Companies

Replate works with compassionate businesses throughout the US and Canada.

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Meet the team

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Maen Mahfoud

Founder & CEO

Maen is the CEO and Founder of Replate. Growing up as a Syrian, Maen saw the effects of poor access to food nearly every day. After immigrating to California, he was disappointed to find similar disparities within San Francisco and was inspired to build Replate. Today, he and his talented team aim to solve inefficiency in the food supply chain by matching surplus food from businesses with communities in need. He’s passionate about food waste, food insecurity, and the circular economy (fittingly) but he also loves people, cultures, the beach, and listening to reggaeton and flamenco music.

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Anchit Desai

Lead Software Engineer

As Replate’s Lead Software Engineer, Anchit builds out products by adding & tweaking features, manages processes within the engineering team, monitors the app and makes necessary fixes. He is inspired to work at Replate because he believes that all human beings should have access to food, especially when food is available. Previously, he’s worked as a software engineer at companies in London, Mumbai, New York, Dallas, and San Francisco. Anchit spends most evenings running and will redeem the training by participating in track meets, mostly competing in the 400 and/or the 800 meter races. He also enjoys watching cricket matches and documentaries.

Katie

Katie Marchini

COO

Katie is the COO at Replate. She coordinates logistics, streamlines systems, and fosters partnerships with donors and recipients. Why Replate? She loves being part of an impactful organization that is helping to alleviate food waste and hunger. In addition to reading one book per week, Katie loves to cook, bake, hike, travel, and spend time with family.

Jen

Jen Fedrizzi

Director of Development

Jen is our Director of Development and is passionate about shifting culture to lessen harmful impacts of human behavior on the planet. She manages our grants and fundraising while working with the team to execute Replate's mission. Jen is also a professional photographer and mixed media artist creating art out of recycled materials. She enjoys outdoor adventures, making delicious vegan food, and searching for the next beautiful handmade ceramic mug.

Eric

Eric Liang

Design & Frontend Engineering

Eric supports design and frontend engineering at Replate. He joined the team in 2016 and is inspired by how quickly the team has made an impact in tackling food waste and hunger. Eric is currently a product designer at Facebook and recent graduate from UC Berkeley. In his free time, he loves running, travel, photography, and playing with his husky.

Steph

Stephanie Tang

Graphic Design & Engagement

As a graphic designer, Stephanie supports community engagement for Replate through the creation of graphics and visual media. She’s motivated by Replate’s dual environmental and social mission, as well as the commitment to supporting and personalizing the food donation user experience. Stephanie is currently an architecture student at UC Berkeley. When she’s not building models in the architecture studio, chances are she’s daydreaming about her next travel destination, exploring new cities, singing along at live concerts, or watercoloring the landscape.

Matt

Matt Stepanovich

Lead Food Rescuer and Recipient Advocate

As Lead Food Rescuer and Recipient Advocate, Matt provides critical system support for daily deliveries and future growth at Replate. He’s happy to be contributing to a cause that’s ending hunger and sustainably managing resources. When he’s not saving the day by making sure every last meal goes to a hungry person, Matt is busy adventuring with his family and creating art.

Jack

Jack Rogers

Product Manager

Jack is Product Manager at Replate. He gets to know customers and analyzes data to collaborate on product direction. He believes in continually learning and improving the experience for both donors and recipients. In his free time Jack likes to cook tasty meals and enjoy them with his family and friends. If he is not cooking or at work you will find him outside.

Mustafa

Mustafa Kamara

Social Enterprise Consultant

Mustafa is the Social Enterprise Consultant and is helping to spread the Replate magic overseas. He's busy building partnerships with investors, local charities and donor groups. Mustafa is an epidemiologist by training and his passion for public health aligns perfectly with Replate's ethos. In recent years, Mustafa has played a pivotal role in the development of local health services. He's since built an obsession with the challenge of food poverty and it's wider determinants. In his free time, Mustafa enjoys running, youth-mentorship, and having fun with family.

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Su Min Kim

Software Engineer

Su Min works with the engineering team to refine our product and add improvements to the website. She is very excited to work with a team so motivated on doing their bit to tackle food poverty and is inspired to play a part through her expertise! Su Min previously worked as a frontend engineer and UI/UX designer, taught young students how to code, and organized hackathons like as Cal Hacks and hackBCA. In her free time, she listens to podcasts, audiobooks, and k-pop, watch baseball, and goes to cafes!

Charlotte

Charlotte Blumenthal

Community Engagement Manager

Charlotte is Replate's Community Engagement Manager. She has always believed that knowing where our food comes from gives us greater capacity to respect the food systems that feed us, which in turn leads us to be less wasteful. She is excited to be working at Replate at the intersection of environmental and social food justice. In her free time you can find her reading, re-watching the West Wing or on the hunt for something to satisfy her sweet tooth.

Sarah

Sarah Hamilton

Designer

Sarah is a Designer at Replate, who assists with community engagement by designing various graphics and other visual assets. She was drawn to Replate because it operates at the intersection of social justice and environmental justice, and is excited to be able to use her design skills to support this work. In her free time she loves to explore the outdoors, collect vintage scarves, and listen to pop-punk girl bands way too loudly.

Caitlin

Caitlin Phan

Program Launch Intern

Caitlin is Replate's Program Launch Intern this summer. She is inspired to help feed the community because she believes good food sets the mood for the day. In her free time, she enjoys cooking for friends, being outdoors, and boxing.

Julia

Julia Scheinman

Operations & Customer Support Associate

Julia is our Operations & Customer Support Associate. She handles client communication and works closely with donors and recipients to ensure a stellar experience with Replate. Julia is passionate about the pursuit of food justice and is thrilled to be working somewhere where she feels she is making a difference. Julia is also an artist, focusing in mixed media sculpture, painting, and social practice art—art centered around human interaction and community engagement. She spends her free time listening to live music, eating all of the dark chocolate and Brussels sprouts she can find, listening to the New York Times’ Modern Love podcast, or watching Trevor Noah on the Daily Show.

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Su-Lin Terhell

Operations and Strategy Manager

Su-Lin is our Operations and Strategy Manager. Having studied environmental science, food sustainability and food waste have been her biggest environmental concerns. She’s excited to tackle these issues with Replate, while feeding the community! In her spare time you can catch her climbing, cooking or reading (Michael Pollan).

Alyssa

Alyssa Weeks

Logistics and Operations Coordinator

Alyssa is Replate’s Logistics and Operations Coordinator. She’s excited to be working with people who are passionate about the social and environmental impact of food and is inspired to find elegant solutions to complicated problems. She spends as much time as possible buried in books, baking, cooking, climbing, camping, and tackling house projects.

Samantha

Samantha Han

Software Engineer

Samantha supports Replate as a Software Engineer. She joined the team in 2019 to help mitigate food waste and be a part of this amazing mission. She is currently based in NYC as a Software Development Engineer at Amazon after graduating from Washington University in 2018. Her interests lie in food waste, urban farming and impact investing. In her spare time, she golfs, practices Ashtanga yoga, and listens to Mac Ayres and Brasstracks.

Mehran

Mehran Navabi

Data Science Consultant

Mehran is Replate’s Data Science Consultant. With experience in using data science to drive operational and product growth, he believes there is a valuable opportunity in using data science to understand how our resources can be best allocated to reduce food waste and alleviate food insecurity. Mehran enjoys spending his free time traveling, experiencing different cultures, and being outdoors.

Gagan

Gagan Balekoppa

Software Engineer

Gagan is Replate’s Front End Software Engineer who builds out products to make our platform highly usable and thoroughly enjoyable by writing large-scale, single page applications that focus on user interaction. He's always wanted to help people with his skill set and Replate lets him use his engineering skills to support people experiencing food insecurity. Previously, he’s worked in FinTech companies and brings a lot of startup experience. In his personal time he likes to game and go on hikes. He is also a huge fan of Manchester United.

Lisa

Lisa Barr

Program Outreach Coordinator

Lisa is Replate’s Program Outreach Coordinator. She onboards food donors and recipient partners and works to meet the needs of all clients. She’s driven by seeing results and impact in the areas of food insecurity and climate change. In her spare time, she enjoys exploring new areas to hike with her dog, hunting for vintage gold in LA’s thrift shops, volunteering locally, and listening to records.

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