Food is a universal need, but we live in a world where excess and hunger coexist
The Past, Present, and Process of Food Waste
Examining Stakeholder Dynamics
Tips & Connecting the Bigger Picture
To Learn More & Resources for Children
Tristam Stuart On the Global Food Waste Scandal
Here are some upcoming programs to look forward to!
World Food Day, October 16 : in honor of the date of the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in 1945.
World Food Safety Day, June 7 : The aim is to raise awareness of the importance of food safety in order to protect consumer health.
Meal Packaging Events with Feed the Hunger : Feed the Hunger is a Christian ministry that gets nutritious food to places with children desperate for food. Regardless of your faith background, ethnicity, or ability level, you are welcome to volunteer at a food packing event called a Packathon. We believe that the cause of feeding hungry children and those in need unites us all. They have a list of dates where you can sign up. (Based in North Carolina)
You don’t have to wait until a date or specific event. Find a community kitchen or food bank near you and get started today!
Test Your Knowledge
What percentage of Americans are food insecure?
How much does agriculture contribute to the global carbon footprint?
Agriculture contributes 7% of the global carbon footprint (the amount of carbon dioxide and other carbon compounds emitted due to the consumption of fossil fuels by a particular person, group, etc.)
How much money does the U.S. spend annually on food that is wasted?
The US spent $218 billion every year growing, processing, transporting, and disposing of food that is never eaten.
What greenhouse gas is released as food decomposes in landfills?
As food decomposes in landfills, anaerobic (without oxygen) conditions are established and methane-producing bacteria begin to decompose the waste and generate methane.
Which greenhouse gas is 25x more harmful than carbon dioxide?
The 20-year global warming potential of methane is 84. That is, over a 20-year period, it traps 84 times more heat per mass unit than carbon dioxide (CO2).
What is one simple thing you can do to reduce food waste?
To learn more, check out the EPA‘s site!