Twelve million tons of food are thrown away in Germany every year. The previous Federal Gov-ernment (2017-2021) therefore approved the National Strategy for the Reduction of Food Waste. In its coalition agreement, the Federal Government defined compulsory sector-specific targets for reducing food waste and expressed its intention to clarify questions of liability and facilitate tax relief for donations. REWE and PENNY have been firmly committed to reducing food waste for many years. Throwing food away runs counter to the REWE Group’s social, environmental and economic beliefs. A wide range of measures is needed to that end.