Food rescue is the act of rescuing food before it is wasted. Or preventing or saving food from going to the landfill.
Example. Food in school cafeterias that are unopened or uneaten can be given to local charities who help to feed children and families who are in need of hood. Instead of the food going to a trash can and then to a landfill. The food is repurposed. Or recycled. To either feed the hungry or to create renewable energy, like compost.
Did You Know? Roughly one third of the food produced in the world for human consumption every year — approximately 1.3 billion tonnes — gets lost or wasted.
Food Waste is a global problem.
What is global food waste?
Its a name that was given to a problem all over are planet. Humans are wasting food. They are growing in and not using ALL of it. In fact, 40% of it is not getting use.
Why is this important?
Learn more facts about food waste in United States.
What is the USDA Food Challenge?
Feeding America: Video about Food Rescue and Food Waste
Video about why food waste is an issue by Food Rescue.
How can you help?
Did you know that the United States Government announced in 2018 a plan to use food waste more effeciently? Helping Ninjas is glad to see a governement led project to address this issue in the United States. Helping Ninjas also recognizes that Second Helpings in Indianapolis was ahead of its time, addressing this issue in 1998. Helping Ninjas hopes that organizations like Second Helpings can inspire other organizations, citites, communities, to take their lead.
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