Forty percent of the food we produce ends up in landfills while one in six Americans doesn't know where their next meal is coming from. This translates to a loss of $165 billion each year. Wasting food also wastes the precious water, oil and land used to produce
Wasted food is the number one item filling our landfills, where it rots and produces methane, a greenhouse gas 21 times more harmful than carbon dioxide.
ABOUT THE ISSUES
Forty percent of all food produced in America ends up in the waste stream. At the same time, one in six Americans is food insecure.
what is food recovery?
Food Recovery is the practice of collecting surplus edible food that would otherwise be wasted for distribution.
FRN empowers individuals, communities and food businesses to change the way they view and handle food waste.