“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

1 Community Foundations Trend Report of 2015

 

How can you help?

Are you interested in food redistribution in Longmont and surrounding mountain communities in Boulder County? We need volunteers to take bicycle shifts. Not a fan of biking food on a trailer? We also need help with donor relations and community leaders to assist in our grocery programs. Are you a tech wizard? We can use some help with website maintenance and social media presence. Have another talent to share with LFR? Contact us! We need you!
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