The Impact of Food Waste
In America, 40% of food goes uneaten. But rather than salvage it, this perfectly edible food is thrown out and further damages our environment, people's healths, and the future generation.
An estimated 70 billion pounds of consumable food a year ends up in the trash.
Due to things like delivery problems, overstock orders, foods nearing "expiration dates", or just cosmetically imperfect produce, consumable food gets thrown out by the truckloads every week. About 40% of all the food made in America end up in dumpsters. Companies also often avoid donating food because of the hassle or the fear that there may be health risks if the food donation is not properly delivered and consumed in a timely manner.
A dumpster full of hummus packages because it didn't fit a cosmetic standard. A scene from the documentary Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story.
But what if we could give that food to the people who need it most?
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) also developed the Food Recovery Hierarchy as part of their Food Recovery Challenge (FRC). We are proud to be part of a thriving ecosystem across the globe committed to reducing food waste through this hierarchy. See the model below or read more.
FoodSource DFW do?
We facilitate donations of large volumes of food that would otherwise go to waste to those in need. With our network of truckers, pantries, and ministries, we say YES! to every donation so that less food gets thrown away and more hungry people get fed.