As COVID-19 upends the global food supply chain and disrupts economies around the world, the threat of food waste looms particularly large.
In honor of #StopFoodWasteDay, here are 23 organizations rescuing food waste during #covid19.
The coronavirus pandemic is leading the food industry and regulators to change policies as they grapple with empty shelves, a glut of fresh produce and milk, and sudden shifts in consumer buying habits.
5 ways to reduce food waste
The Hunger Network of Greater Cleveland’s Food Rescue app rescued 235,000 pounds of food (worth $587,500) from 42 food donors, and delivered it to 73 nonprofit agencies in Cuyahoga County helping the region’s hungry.
Food Tank highlights eight ways that innovators are solving the issue of post-harvest food loss in developing countries.
Santa Clara University researchers found that, in California, 33% of food that’s grown is either unharvested or left behind in the fields.
New Jersey recently passed 10 new laws aimed at stopping food waste and hunger in the state.
The Anglican Church of Kenya has been tackling the issue of food security through its development wing, the Anglican Development Services (ADS). Food waste is a real problem in Kenya. According to the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics, growers lost over 1.9 million tonnes of food in 2017, worth $1.5 billion USD (approximately £1.2 billion GBP).
Two Brooklyn businesses have teamed up to create beer from leftover bagels. Black Seed Bagels and Folksbier Brauerei hope to eliminate some food waste while providing delicious local products.