The problem is three-fold, with the most weight on social, then environmental, then economical.

The problem is three-fold, with the most weight on social, then environmental, then economical.

Every time food is wasted

somebody somewhere misses out

consider the following statistics:

Social

  • 14.7 Million - the number of American families food insecure as of 2014
  • 25 Million - the number of potentially fed people after reducing waste by just 15%
  • 1.5% - the percent of wasted food that manufacturers donate
  • 141 Trillion - the total number of calories wasted every year

EnvironmentaL

  • 100 Billion Gallons of water - per day is used to grow food-throwing away one apple is like throwing 25 gallons of water down the drain
  • 3.3 Billion Metric Tons of carbon dioxide - generated every year from the energy that goes into the production, harvesting, transporting, and packaging of wasted food.

Economical

  • 40% - of all food in the US is wasted as reported by NRDC in 2012
  • 40% - of all resources used to make food are also wasted (ex. water & soil)
  • 165 Billion Dollars  - is the value of the food wasted in the US