The Campaign: Save the Food, Share the Food
While 40% of food goes to waste in the United States, millions of Americans each day do not know where their next meal is coming from. Here in Colorado, 1 out of 5 children is hungry. Metro Caring, on the front lines of hunger prevention and food sustainability since 1974, has launched a campaign to Save the Food, Share the Food.
Wasting that much food can no longer be the norm when so many live with food insecurity; when precious resources (plants and animals) are used to produce it in the first place; and when the majority of that wasted food goes into landfills, producing massive amounts of methane (which is at least 25 times more potent than CO2).
Food waste is not only on the consumer. In this country -- and in many advanced countries -- our standards of food 'appearance' are such that millions of pounds of perfectly healthy and tasty foods are rejected and discarded long before they reach the grocery store. Finally, our planet is a crowded place and projections suggest that in the future, the global population will only increase. Food waste needs to be tackled. The problem of food waste and food need can and should be addressed by all of us!
The good news is: The power to change that is in our hands.
On this page you'll find several resources that will help you make your trash can a no-fly zone for as much food as possible.
If you have not signed the pledge to reduce food waste yet, refresh this page or click on the "Pledge" tab on the left and commit to Save the Food, Share the Food.