"In the United States, we waste 62.5 million tons and spend $218 billion a year (or 1.3% of our GDP) in “growing, processing, transporting, and disposing of food that is never eaten." (412 Food Rescue, quoting EPA, 2014)
This post is sponsored by 412 Food Rescue
Wasting food makes me crazy. It's probably because my grandmother was a child of the Great Depression and wasting food was presented to us as a surefire way to go directly to hell. So, on the Saturday before Easter, I woke up early. The sun was shining and I had a job to do. I didn’t wake up early to run, although I did get a long run in later in the day. I woke up early so that I could participate in a "food rescue". A food rescue addresses the inequity between organizations who have food that will go unused and those deserving individuals who need that food. It is a genius concept because it takes out the middle man by soliciting volunteers who will pick up the food from those organizations and directly distribute the food to those in need.