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Brookfield Properties and Rethink Food have partnered to launch the first Rethink-certified campus at Manhattan West

Brookfield, Rethink Food Partner on Manhattan West Campus 

Brookfield Properties and Rethink Food have launched the first-ever Rethink Certified Campus at Brookfield Properties’ Manhattan West. The Manhattan West Rethink Certified Campus initiative aims to support a more sustainable and equitable food system in New York City. 

As a Rethink Certified Campus, the entire Manhattan West restaurant and food purveyor community will commit to an array of philanthropic activations designed to reduce food waste and address food insecurity which can include excess food donation, onsite meal preparation or Rethink Food fundraising. To fund the initiative, Brookfield Properties is making a $250,000 donation to the nonprofit, building upon a longstanding partnership.   

“Manhattan West is the perfect place to launch the first-ever Rethink Certified Campus, given the neighborhood’s incredible culinary community and Brookfield’s steadfast commitment to instilling sustainability in every facet of our business,” said Callie Haines, EVP and Head of New York for the Office Business of Brookfield Properties. 


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