Replate manages the food donations of caterers, offices with meal services, brands with product overrun, restaurants, and other surplus food generators. Every food donation is taken to local nonprofits serving neighbors experiencing food insecurity.
Donating surplus food with Replate allows your business to give back to people in your local area. Replate works with incredible nonprofit organizations serving people of all ages and backgrounds who may experience food insecurity.
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Food waste isn't just a social problem, but it has harmful effects on the planet. Food waste in landfills increases greenhouse gas emissions and wastes resources like water, land, and fuel.
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Replate works with compassionate businesses throughout the US and Canada.
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.
As Replate’s CTO, Don fixes all the things. He builds new software features, manages technical contributions, and makes sure our applications are always up and running. He joined Replate in 2017, inspired by the opportunity to feed hungry people and help the environment at the same time. Outside of work, Don likes to read and enjoys board games and puzzles. He also is a cat person (the best ones are).
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.
Social Media & Community
Jen is our Social Media and Community Manager and is passionate about shifting culture to lessen human impact on the planet. At Replate, she finds fun ways to engage our community in food recovery on the ground and via online platforms like social and video. Jen is also a professional photographer and enjoys creating art out of recycled materials. Other hobbies include playing outside, making delicious vegan food, and (not-so) secretly obsessing over postcards and beautiful dishware.
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.
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.
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 is a 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.
Operations and Strategy Manager
Mallory is Replate’s Operations and Strategy Manager all-star! She oversees the day to day operations on the ground and innovates processes to allow Replate to scale. She believes access to good food is a right, not a privilege and is passionate about helping to solve food insecurity. Mallory spends her time outside of Replate playing with dogs, eating delicious food, and watching Netflix documentaries (sometimes, doing all three at once!)
Mikias is a volunteer Software Engineer at Replate. He supports the engineering team by improving current systems and developing front end tests. Mikias is inspired to help Replate after working in the service industry where he saw thousands of dishes thrown in the garbage on a regular basis, but then walked by hungry neighbors on his way home. He spends his time mentoring developers, skydiving, hiking, traveling, and eating skittles with popcorn during a movie.
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.
Su Min Kim
Software Engineer Intern
Su Min is Replate Software Engineering Intern and 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! Sun 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!
Food Rescuer and Community Ambassador
Justin builds in-person relationships with donors and recipients daily through food rescue at Replate! He also documents what happens in the field through photos and short videos. His work is inspired by seeing the vast amount of food that we save from going to waste every day, as well as the smiling faces of the people that are happy to receive it. Additionally, he’s been casually rescuing food all his life before finding a place with Replate! He used to work in food service, but has dabbled in a variety of other fields, such as kayak tour guide and horse drawn carriage driver! He enjoys tending to an ever-expanding garden of succulents and exotic plants, making art in all different mediums, practice yoga, and hikes with his dog in the woods.
Community and Support Coordinator
Charlotte is Replate's Community and Support Coordinator. 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.
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