National studies indicate that approximately 1.5 lbs. of trash are produced for each restaurant meal served- meaning that the average restaurant produces 50,000 lbs. of garbage annually. Typically, close to 95% of this waste is recyclable or compostable.

Project Green Fork was founded specifically because of these statistics, and our goal is to create a more sustainable Mid-South by helping reduce environmental impacts, with a focus on strengthening homegrown restaurants.

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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