“This not only means that Americans are throwing out the equivalent of $165 billion each year, but also that the uneaten food ends up rotting in landfills as the single largest component of U.S. municipal solid waste where it accounts for a large portion of U.S. methane emissions. Reducing food losses by just 15 percent would be enough food to feed more than 25 million Americans every year at a time when one in six Americans lack a secure supply of food to their tables. Increasing the efficiency of our food system is a triple bottom-line solution that requires collaborative efforts by businesses, governments and consumers.” National Resources Defense Council
At the exact same time – 1 in 6 Americans are Food INSECURE!
On a local level,
- 12% of Boulder County residents eat less than one serving of vegetables daily.1
- 18% of Longmont Families with children are under the poverty level.1
- 39% of Boulder County Latino children are under the poverty level, which is 4% more than national average.1