Feeding America understands the importance of capturing excess food and providing it to people in need. Last year, the Feeding America network and our partners diverted over 2 billion pounds of safe, edible food that might otherwise have gone to waste, to Americans facing hunger.
But we know that there is more to do. With an estimated 70 billion pounds of food waste in America each year, we must work together to capture more of this valuable resource for the nearly 42 million people in the United States who feel the effects of food insecurity.
Did you know? Feeding America is a member of the Food Waste Reduction Alliance (FWRA)
Accomplishing this work will require a large increase in infrastructure, capacity and staffing, at both the local and national level. Join us to become part of the solution. Sign up and pledge to help reduce food waste in America and learn more about this issue. The solution starts with you.
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*Sources: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; Food Waste Reduction Alliance