Welcome to the new IFMA—the premier association representing all facets of food-away-from-home.
The business landscape evolved at a record pace during the pandemic. Food manufacturers, operators, and the entire supply chain came together in new ways to maintain teams, streamline ordering and delivery, help create flexible menus, and take on new technologies.
We're ready to work with the entire industry to leverage the power and pace of that change: Evolution Empowered.
Our New Purpose, Mission, and Vision
IFMA’s new purpose—the first in the Association’s history—is a guiding light defining why we exist. Leading the food-away-from-home industry requires us to define the parameters of our expanded ecosystem and is reflected in our new vision and mission.
Purpose: To empower, nurture, and connect the food-away-from-home ecosystem so it may thrive and responsibly meet consumer needs.
Vision: To champion an inclusive food-away-from-home ecosystem that collaborates to build innovative solutions that advance the industry.
Mission: Be the agent of change leading a dynamic, transparent and engaged food-away-from-home community that will help grow our members’ businesses.
Our New Membership Structure
Beginning in 2024, IFMA moves from two membership categories to four—creating and developing an updated membership strategy that is inclusive and brings the voices of the entire industry together.
Our Commitment to DEI
IFMA is committed to fostering Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), infusing these into the fabric of everything we do.
DEI Vision: To champion an inclusive food-away-from-home ecosystem that collaborates to build innovative solutions that advance the industry.
DEI Mission: IFMA is intentional in our internal practices, member offerings, and external outreach to actively solicit and value diverse perspectives.
Our IFMA Values
IFMA has defined our organizational values—the building blocks for how we work.
Level Up 2027 - A New Path Forward for IFMA
Through this Level Up 2027 strategic plan, we commit to fostering stronger cross-industry engagement and providing unparalleled member value. We look forward to continuing our journey to champion, nurture and connect the food-away-from-home industry!