Food waste is a pervasive issue that occurs from the initial stages of production through to consumer disposal. It is caused by factors such as spoilage, improper storage, and intentional discarding of consumable food. In the United States, 40% of food produced is never consumed, with the majority—95%—ending up in landfills, where it becomes the largest component of municipal solid waste and a significant producer of methane, a potent greenhouse gas.
We have delivered over 25 million pounds of nutritious, fresh food that would otherwise have gone to waste. That’s the equivalent of 21 million meals for our community. – White Pony