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 donating to these organizations, we can help provide the equivalent of 28 million meals annually to those in need, or 46 million pounds of food4.
By helping to redirect 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.
WATCH THE GOOD ADD UP AS OF TODAY, HERE'S WHAT WE'VE DONE
OF TWO GOOD YOGURT
OF FOOD WE’VE SAVED
FROM GOING TO WASTE
THIS IS EQUIVALENT TO...
2,099 U.S. CARS
DRIVING ON THE
ROAD FOR A YEAR
1,646 U.S. HOMES
POWERED FOR A YEAR
CHECK OUT YOUR IMPACT
ON AVERAGE, HOW MANY 5.3OZ CUPS OF TWO GOOD DO YOU ENJOY EACH WEEK?
ON AVERAGE, HOW MANY 32OZ QUARTS OF TWO GOOD DO YOU ENJOY EACH WEEK?
Every cup really does count!
OF FOOD YOU’VE
SAVED FROM GOING
TO WASTE THIS YEAR
FREEZE MORE. WASTE LESS.
USE THESE TIPS TO FIGHT FOOD WASTE AT HOME
Your freezer has the power to magically press pause on almost any food—so you can save it for later and avoid throwing it out. Try these tips to maximize your freezing potential.
SIZE IT RIGHT
Freeze your food in more manageable portions to reflect how you actually eat. It’s a win-win: by freezing smaller servings, you’re not only prolonging the life of that super-yummy soup or from-scratch sourdough bread, but you’re also planning your future lunches.
• Freeze a sliced loaf of bread and pull individual frozen slices to toast.
• Use a muffin tin to separate soups and freeze them in perfect portions.
• Freeze berries on a cookie sheet to avoid clumping, then transfer to a bag.
• Scramble two eggs, then freeze and reheat for an easy breakfast.
KEEP IT TIGHT
Air equals freezer burn, and no one wants to taste that. So before popping your food in the freezer, take a few extra seconds to wrap it right. Seal meats with plastic wrap, squeeze excess air from baggies, and avoid opening the freezer door frequently.
SEE WHAT’S INSIDE
Home edit your freezer. That means using clear containers, labeling them with dates and foods, and laying baggies flat to optimize stackability. Then create a freezer door list so you know what you have, which will cut down on digging and help with meal planning.
Information from SaveTheFood.com with permission