From our farms to grocery stores to dinner tables, 30 percent of the food we grow is never eaten. We can do better.
Spills, spoilage, table scraps, and other losses from the typical American family of four add up to 1,160 pounds of uneaten food annually. The Waldt family of New Jersey, avid gardeners and composters, are surrounded by groceries representing the 1.2 million calories the average family leaves uneaten every year—more than enough to feed another mouth. The food was later donated to a nonprofit.