Up to thirty-five percent of all food produced goes uneaten. Ending food loss and waste requires purposeful action.
Food Waste Prevention Week is filled with engaging activities to raise awareness and inspire everyone to reduce food waste at home, work and in our communities. Activities include social media bingo games and challenges,
K-12 student engagement contests, invention marathons, presentations with special guests including celebrated local chefs and elected officials.
Why does reducing food waste matter?
Saves money – A family of four can save an average of $1800 per year.
Conserves resources – Land, water, energy and human resources are used to grow, package and transport food.
Improves food security – Safe and nutritious food that is currently thrown away could help feed hungry people.
The Montgomery County Food Council is proud to join an array of agencies and stakeholders throughout the country, in a collaborative effort to reduce food waste, leading to a more resilient, equitable, and sustainable local food system.