Our Mission

Project Green Fork contributes to a more sustainable mid-south by helping reduce environmental impacts with a focus on strengthening homegrown restaurants.


Our History

Project Green Fork was founded in 2008 by Margot McNeely out of concern about the amount of waste generated by restaurants, a desire to contribute to the sustainability of our community, and a passion for supporting local businesses. In 2016, Project Green Fork merged with Clean Memphis to advance the mission to make Memphis a cleaner, greener, and more environmentally sustainable city. National studies indicate that approximately one and one-half pounds of trash are produced for each restaurant meal that is served, and the average restaurant produces 50,000 pounds of garbage per year. Typically, close to 95% of this waste can be recycled or composted. Project Green Fork helps local businesses in the service industry operate more sustainably. Frequenting PGF certified establishments, supports local businesses and promotes environmental sustainability.


Support Our Mission


  • Drinks, food, silent auction items, oh my! Join us at Memphis Made on Wednesday, Nov. 20 from 6pm to 9pm for our Fall Fundraiser. 👇💚 ⠀
We will have delicious food from @cordeliasmarket, @fuelfoodtruck, and @soinumber9, plus @memphismadebrew draft beer, wine, and a specialty cocktail made by Morgan McKinney (@morganthesparrow) from Bari/Dodici using donated @riversetrye! 👏 ⠀
Our highly anticipated silent auction features unique items from local makers, event tickets, get-aways, and much more- just in time for your holiday shopping needs! ⠀
Here's a look at a few items you can silently bid on: ⠀
💚 Gift cards to restaurants like @amerigomemphis, @charmemphis, @ecco_memphis and @libroatlaurelwood ⠀
💚 One night stay at the @guesthousegraceland ⠀
💚 @malcotheatres1915 movie passes ⠀
💚 @memphiszoo tickets ⠀
💚 @metalmuseum tickets ⠀
💚 2 suite tickets to the Nutcracker at @orpheummemphis ⠀
💚 One night stay at the @peabodymemphis ⠀
+ more! ⠀
See you there! 👆 Link in profile. ⠀
Special thanks to our sponsors: ⠀
GOLD: @cityauto ⠀
SILVER: Aardvark-Memphis & Colliers International ⠀
BRONZE: Gant Systems, Gossett Motor Cars & Tioga Environmental Consultants
  • On Tuesday, we set a goal. Over the next 3 months, we want to make a list of all the gleaners in Memphis. 🤔 What's a gleaner? Gleaners rescue food left over from events/retail markets to use in other locations. This significantly reduces food waste in our city! ♻️ ⠀
Do you know of any gleaning resources in our city? Comment below. ⠀
A few we know of include First Congo, St. John's United Methodist Church, and the @midsouthfoodbank. ⠀
Fun fact: First Congo incorporates gleaning into their strategies for feeding ~150 people a free lunch 5 days a week! 👏 They glean veggies and other produce from the @cyfarmersmarket next door every Saturday. ⠀
Picture by: @ediblememphis ⠀
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