Did you know, one third of food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted globally? Food waste is central to some of the key challenges facing the world today, including hunger and poverty, climate change, health and wellbeing and the sustainability of agriculture and oceans. Not only is wasting food a waste of energy to grow, harvest, process and cook, but food waste in landfill can cause methane emissions, a potent greenhouse gas.
Stop Food Waste Day on April 26 with Careit
Careit, which is a free online donation matching marketplace that disrupts the current system of an ever-growing epidemic of food insecurity and malnutrition, supports and celebrates Stop Food Waste Day on April 26. Stop Food Waste Day is to ignite change regarding the global food waste issue. This special day draws attention to the problem, at the same time educating through engaging with society at all levels and sharing practical, creative, and impactful ways we can all change our behavior to minimize food waste.
How food waste is safe, high-quality food that is thrown away rather than eaten. Food waste occurs for a variety of reasons, including: uneaten food that is thrown out at homes, stores, and restaurants, crops left in fields because of low crop prices or too many of the same crops being available, problems during the manufacturing and transportation of food or even food not meeting retailers’ standards for color and appearance
Each year, 119 billion pounds of food is wasted in the United States. That equates to 130 billion meals and more than $408 billion in food thrown away each year. Shockingly, nearly 40% of all food in America is wasted and why using this wasted food to people in need is curing the cause of people starving to death.
The current state of food insecurity in America and what we can do to help.
How innovative platforms like Careit are connecting those with surplus food to those in need, creating a more efficient and effective food distribution network.
How you are able to participate on Stop Food Waste Day on April 26th and start making a lifetime of a difference.
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