Hunger and the Environment improving the health of the planet and its people.

The waste of food leaves a serious scar on the environment.

Food that is never consumed exacerbates climate change according to the FAO, wastes the water it was grown or manufactured with and wastes the fuel that was used to transport, and even its packaging (for processed food) adds to the waste stream.

The waste of food harms the environment while people remain hungry. is the nationwide solution ending the waste of locally grown fresh food on a scalable and sustainable basis. works to simultaneously enhance the environment and end hunger. is the ward winning “local program” that works on a nationwide basis.  It’s the only one of its kind in America. ending fresh food waste ending fresh food waste helps the environment by reducing the waste of food – a documented major contributor to climate change, assures that water used for irrigation is not wasted, results in food moved within a community, and reduces the waste stream the locally grown fresh food displaces the need to purchase food and then dispose of the packaging.

The numbers are not small.

  • nourishes food insecure families in more than 4,000 communities across all 50 states.
  • enables 8,400 food pantries to received and distribute food that would have otherwise been lost to waste
  • creates the opportunity for 42 million gardeners to donate their 11 billion pound of excess food for years – food that never comes in disposable packaging

The only small number is 9 – the average number of miles food travels from harvest to dinner table.

How often do you come across a single solution for both the environment and hunger?  Improving The Environment While Ending Hunger.

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