2019 School Food Recovery

School Food Recovery

 Forty percent of all food in America is wasted. Schools are no exception.
In fact, schools across the country throw away over one billion
unopened and unpeeled food items each year. 
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Learn what you can you do to change this.

Thanks to the Bill Emerson Act and USDA endorsement, schools are encouraged to implement share tables and donate remaining items to non-profit 501c3 food pantries and charities.

Benefits of Food Recovery

Reduces greenhouse gases

Food in the  landfill creates methane gas which is 25 times more potent than CO2.

1 in 8 Americans is food insecure. Food insecure being defined as lack of consistent access to enough food to live an active, healthy lifestyle.

Access to healthy food increases student performance, behavior and health.

218 billion dollars worth of food is  discarded in landfills annually, includes the cost of labor, water, energy, fertilizers, cropland, and other resources. 

"Man and nature must work hand in hand. The throwing out of balance of the resources of nature, throws out of balance also the lives of men."

Franklin Delano Roosevelt

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One action empowers our youth to protect the environment and increase food security