July 10 Event: “Waste Less Food: Feed More People!”
A GreenStar Community Projects networking session:
Join the movement to avoid wasting good food – by getting it to the people who need it!
Monday, July 10th from 5 – 8 pm
Tompkins Public Library (Borg Warner Room)
Free Meal ~ Open to All !
DID YOU KNOW?
- Across the entire food production and consumption chain, 40% of all food in the United States goes to waste. This translates to $162 billion lost in wasted water, energy, fertilizers, cropland, and production costs.
- 21% of the food each person buys goes to waste; each person discards an average of 20 pounds of food per month.
- Each year, the average family of four wastes over 1,000 pounds of food, resulting in $1,500 lost.
- Meanwhile, 1 out of 7 residents of Tompkins County are at risk for hunger.
In this session, GreenStar Community Projects (GSCP) has partnered with leading food recovery efforts, featuring Friendship Donations Network and Tompkins County Recycling and Materials Management decades of experience. This networking session includes a panel of experienced speakers, and round table discussions to address existing efforts (food rescue & distribution networks, and composting food that can’t be eaten). Come learn about what’s happening to rescue food and reduce hunger locally, and how you can help!
Join Us! Please register HERE so we know how much to cook!