One in every 11 Pennsylvanians is experiencing food insecurity, yet 40% of all food in America is wasted.
That’s 108 billion pounds of food thrown out each year when it is spoiled in transit, rejected by retailers, left unharvested, discarded by consumers, and more. Once this wasted food reaches landfills, it rots and releases methane, a powerful greenhouse gas. Individual households generate approximately 40% of discarded food.1
We all can make a direct impact by reducing our own food waste, which will grow to have local, regional, and global effects.