The average American household wastes 32% of their food! Tremendous resources – such as land, water, energy and labor – go into growing, storing, processing, distributing, and preparing food, and it is all squandered when food never reaches the table.
Take PRC’s FAMILY FOOD WASTE CHALLENGE and learn to reduce the amount of food you send to the landfill. In just minutes a day, you can track wasted food, plan strategies to decrease waste and adopt methods for prevention and reducing waste forever.
GOAL: As a family, choose one daily meal that you usually eat together. For five days, you’ll measure how much food goes uneaten and unsaved at that meal. Then, set a goal together to reduce your waste at the same meal next week!
POST TO WIN!
Take the challenge and share your food waste adventure with us by posting photos and tag your post. Post by Sept 22 and you’ll be entered to win a gift certificate for a Backyard Composting class and 82-gallon compost bin!
Post a photo of your completed food waste data tracker on Facebook or Instagram and tell us one thing you’re going to keep doing at home to reduce food waste. Tag PRC in your post for a chance to win the prize.
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WE CAN STOP FOOD WASTE — ONE DECISION AT A TIME
In an effort to combat food waste, PRC has launched an initiative funded by the Posner Foundation of Pittsburgh to empower individuals to EAT WELL, SAVE MONEY and WASTE LESS by implementing easy, practical, and strategic methods for preventing and reducing food waste. Simple strategies such as planning meals, freezing food before it spoils, eating leftovers, donating excess catered meals and making shopping lists can result in a significant reduction of the amount of food tossed each year. CLICK HERE TO LEARN HOW