With our One Cup, Less Hunger program, every cup counts as we combat food waste and hunger. Did you know 30-40% of the food supply in America goes to waste1 while up to one in six Americans are facing food insecurity2? Also, did you know that all that wasted food is a huge source of greenhouse gas emissions that affect our climate? In fact, if food waste were an imaginary country, it would rank #3 globally in emissions3.
We want to do everything we can to keep good food from going to waste. That’s why we’ve partnered with two food rescue organizations, City Harvest of New York City, and We Don’t Waste of Denver, Colorado, as part of One Cup, Less Hunger. By redirecting food to these organizations, we can help provide the equivalent of 28 million meals annually to those in need, or 61 million pounds of food / 37 million meals.
Redirecting that food means we can also avoid the release of emissions, including methane, that happen when food is wasted. The amount of food we aim to redirect every year is the emissions equivalent of taking 10,000 cars off the road, when you add up all the emissions from food production, processing, transport and disposal5.
Food is meant to feed people, not go to waste! That’s why we created the One Cup, Less Hunger program.