Have you ever "forgotten" about a piece of fruit you left in the fidge only to find it covered with mold 2 weeks later? It's pretty much the worst! How about throwing away a can of soup because it was past the “best by” date stamped on the label? Or, even better, have you ever wondered what happens to all of the produce in the supermarket that goes unsold?
Answer: It goes to waste, along with 40% of the food in the United States that ends up in a landfill or is left to rot in the field.
And not only are we throwing food away, but we're doing it at a time when millions of people are going hungry. While this information might seem a bit depressing, the good news is there's something YOU can do about it. And guess what, it won't cost you any money. In fact, it'll actually SAVE you money! But best of all, it's easy! So easy, in fact, that we put together some short activities for you to try at home with your kids to help you become food waste warriors. Yeh - we like the sound of that too!
So check it out, and let us know what you think. And if you could share a photo of you and your family participating on social media (and tag @MoveForHunger) we would be truly grateful!
Now what are you waiting for?! Start saving some food!