Food Waste Resources
Learn about food waste
digital museum exhibit on the history of food waste, by Utah State University. The US has been dealing with this issue through the ages-- spend a few minutes browsing this virtual museum to learn more!
Refer to this in-depth report on food waste in the US, by the NRDC. Wasted: How America Is Losing Up to 40 Percent of Its Food from Farm to Fork to Landfill. This is a go-to resource for reliable information.
Watch Wasted! A stunning documentary featuring celebrated chefs, everyday eaters, and innovators using creativity to tackle the problem of food waste across the world. We screened this film at an MFP event, but you can watch at home!
Reduce food waste in your own home
Your Plan, Your Planet: an interactive tool that will help you scrutinize your own food waste behaviors, pick up tips for helping your food stay fresher longer, and make a pledge to make (attainable) change. You'll have fun playing this with kids! Produced by Google, the California Academy of Sciences, and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation.
Learn how to store food safely so that it stays fresher longer! Pick up some storage tips for fresh perishable foods here:
Have food you can't eat?
Donate it to help those in need.
- grocery rescue: retailers can send unsold food to Second Harvest
- backyard produce: donate the fruit form your garden to Second Harvest
- perishable, prepared food from an event or from your kitchen: call the Food Runners to pick it up!
As a last resort, use your food to feed your garden! Learn to compost from our colleagues at: