What We Do

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We award. We educate. We research. We innovate. We share.

Feeding Tomorrow aims to ensure the vital work of food scientists continues and carries over to the next generation.

Food is at the heart of everything we do

Through our very own Foundation programs and initiatives, as well as those that we fund, we take an innovative approach to addressing the future needs of the profession and science of food community.


Feeding Tomorrow scholarships assist students pursuing degrees in a variety of disciplines in the science of food at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. These scholarships allow students to focus more on their education and less on their financial burdens - and also inspire them to give back.

Travel Scholarships

In order to assist with the costs associated with attending IFT Annual Meeting, Feeding Tomorrow awards a number of travel scholarships to students each year.

Educator Expo Program

The Feeding Tomorrow Educator Expo program aims to raise awareness and understanding of the types of careers available for K-12 students in food science and technology. Feeding Tomorrow unites with the local IFT Section in the host-city of IFT Annual Meeting to provide an educational experience specifically for educators, teachers, and counselors. Participants gain first hand exposure to exhibitors, taste & flavor, food waste, food safety, food myths, and careers in the science of food to better understand opportunities around the science of food
Learn About Food Science

Do you have unanswered questions about the science of food? Do you wonder what the world would be like without food science? Interested in what the day in the life of a food scientist might look like? Or just in need of some new fun experiments?
Volunteer Globally
With our mission central to this program, Feeding Tomorrow partners with nonprofit organizations seeking food science and technology expertise to provide food and nutrition solutions for those most in need. An online portal of volunteer opportunities are hosted with the IFT Career Center to match both virtual and onsite opportunities to serve.

Check out postings today:

Learn More

Learn more by reading an IFT’s member reflections on the impact of the Volunteer Globally program.

Feeding Tomorrow can’t do it alone

We support programs that motivate the best young minds to pursue careers in the science of food, support and reward excellence for university students as they pursue careers in the profession, and leverage our community’s knowledge in pursuit of food and nutrition solutions for those in need.

We are proud to partner and support the following programs: Cornell Summer Scholars program, North Carolina State Summer Scholars program, IFT Achievement Awards, and IFTSA Developing Solutions for Developing Countries Competition.

Meet Kabrisha and Anna, summer scholars participants.

Meet Akhila, Grocery Manufacturers Association Foundation Fellowship Recipient.

Interested in partnering with Feeding Tomorrow on a future project or requesting funds for your organization or group.

Email us at feedingtomorrow@ift.org for more information.