By making small shifts in how we shop, store, and prepare food, we can keep the valuable resources used to produce and distribute food from going to waste.
Food is typically wasted when we buy more than we need, store it incorrectly, throw away leftovers or just cook too much. We use the term “wasted food” instead of “food waste” because our program is especially addressing perfectly edible food, not just kitchen scraps. The average Oregonian throws out 300 lbs. of food per year! Check out the No Food Left Behind website to find out how to prevent wasted food in YOUR home.