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Food Waste

3 Tools Your Restaurant Needs to Fight Food Waste

In the U.S. today we throw away 40 percent of all food, the equivalent of tossing $218 billion into the garbage each year. These figures are staggering when 50 million Americans are food insecure, lacking reliable access to affordable and nutritious food. What business entity would be satisfied with 40% waste? We as food consumers should not be either.

Each time food goes uneaten, all the resources that went into producing, processing, packaging, and transporting it are also wasted. Land, water, labor, energy, and money are depleted unnecessarily. This waste is costly to individuals, businesses, municipalities and the environment.

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  • Food Shift works collaboratively with communities, businesses and governments to develop long-term sustainable solutions to reduce food waste and build more resilient communities. They believe thousands of people can be employed in the recovery, redistribution and processing of excess food. By reducing food waste, we can feed the hungry, create jobs, combat climate change and cultivate more sustainable communities.