By Jonny Waldman, Delicious Living
We’ve got an abundance of food; we just waste lots of it. U.S. residents throw away about 100 billion pounds of food every year (nearly 3,000 pounds per second), enough to feed 60 million people. At the same time, more than 35 million Americans are hungry or on the edge of hunger. These organizations are helping Americans waste less.
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Replate is street-level food activism: Leave unwanted leftovers on top of trash cans for the homeless. The trend started in San Francisco and is spreading–visit the Replate website for FAQs and posters to download.
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Rock and Wrap It Up! collects leftover food from concerts, sporting events, and political rallies. So far, they’ve worked with 150 bands in 500 cities. They work with a national database of over 43,000 shelters and places of need. Since their inception in 1990, they have recovered over 70,000,000 pounds of food, feeding over 150,000,000 people.
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