In Pierce County more than 94,000 people are food insecure yet 40,000 tons of edible food are thrown away in our homes. When food is wasted and goes to a landfill it breaks down and generates methane, a powerful greenhouse gas. All the water, energy, labor and fuel used to grow and transport that food is also wasted. National research shows that a family of four loses approximately $1,500 each year on waste food. Reducing wasted food saves you money, protects the environment, and reduces hunger in our communities.
A simple way to waste less food is to plan meals, shop for groceries with a list, and store produce properly. If that's easier said than done, we can help you get started.
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