Making a delicious difference.

When you cook with Do Good Chicken, you're part of a closed-loop, greenhouse gas-reduced system that makes a positive difference.

Here's what we're doing
Same chicken. Big difference

Same chicken. Big difference.

Each delicious Do Good Chicken stops approximately 4lbs of surplus groceries from being thrown away, thus reducing nearly 3lbs of greenhouse gases (CO₂e).

You get chicken you’ll feel good about.

Why wouldn’t you buy all-natural, climate change fighting chicken? It’s a way to make a difference, without you needing to change a thing.

We stop good food from being thrown away.

Who thinks burying good food in a landfill and making our climate problem worse is a good idea? Not us. And our guess is— not you either.

The world gets less greenhouse gas.

We add nutritious surplus grocery food to a chicken's diet. This reduces food waste and makes our chickens carbon-reduced to combat climate change.

Wasting food should not be the norm.


In 2019, an enormous 35% of all food in the United States went unsold or uneaten. That’s $408 billion worth of food – roughly 2% of U.S. GDP – with a greenhouse gas footprint equivalent to 4% of total U.S. GHG emissions.

The EPA has a goal to cut our nation’s food waste by 50 percent by 2030. And their food hierarchy is right in line with our system.

After donating to feed people, the next best use of unsold food is feeding animals. But most major facilities skip this step altogether.

# material
in America’s landfills is food waste
% of GhG emissions
Come from uneaten food 
of all fresh water use is wasted on uneaten food

Food waste statistics provided via ReFed.

Combat climate change from your kitchen.

How does ending food waste actually reduce carbon emissions?

Typically, 40 percent of food is thrown away. We can drastically reduce that number by taking surplus food to our facility rather than the landfill. That food is converted into feed for chickens. And this closed-loop system reduces the amount of carbon associated with raising chickens.


Delicious, carbon-reduced, guilt-free chicken ❤️




guilt-free chicken ❤️

When you eat Do Good Chicken,
you reduce your carbon footprint


Surplus grocery food doesn't sit in a landfill and emit methane.

Food in landfills produces methane, a greenhouse gas 26 times more potent than CO2, accelerating climate change. Our solution saves food from going to landfills, and instead converts it into nutrient-dense chicken feed.


We reduce the need to grow even more food, to make more food.

Chickens have to eat. But making chicken feed for billions of birds takes an enormous amount of work, water, fertilizer, and land. It also makes a massive carbon impact. Why throw away all that effort and all those resources? Our solution utilizes food that already exists to reduce the amount of additional food we need to grow.

Sustainability FAQ

Still have questions about how we make chicken better for the world? Get more questions answered here.

Is your packaging recyclable?

Most of it is — and we’re working on the rest. Our packaging consists of trays, liners and thin plastic film. Our trays are made from 100% recyclable rPET. 

Does this mean the chickens are eating garbage?

Absolutely not. Surplus groceries are not garbage. We transport edible, near-expiration food in temperature controlled coolers to assure the food stays fresh. It is then converted into nutrient-dense chicken feed. 

I thought chickens should be fed a vegetarian diet. Is that not true?

Chickens are natural omnivores. As one of nature’s foragers, they eat plants, insects, and anything else they can scratch up. A balanced diet is a good thing for chickens and for us — providing essential nutrients for a healthy, balanced diet.

Want an even deeper dive?

Sustainability is a journey, and we learn new information about it every day. See what new information we’re finding as we continue to grow and innovate.


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