The Diocese of San Diego, through Catholic Charities, has joined a coordinated multi-sector effort to raise awareness about the impacts of food waste in California during the week of March 5 – 9, 2018. In California, nearly 5 million people lack consistent access to enough food. Roughly 1 in 8 are experiencing hunger and 1 in 5 of those are children. Californians throw away nearly 12 billion pounds of food each year, wasting precious land, energy, and human resources. During this Lenten Season, let’s take a look at what we buy and what we actually “need” and consider sharing some of our resources with the many who have so little.
“And when they had eaten their fill, he told his disciples, “Gather up the leftover fragments, that nothing may be lost.”
Links & Resources
During this week, a range of partners statewide will come together to raise awareness about the impacts of food waste in our homes, workplaces, and communities.
- Food: Too Good to Waste!
- Commercial Food Waste Recycling
- Links and Resources About Food Recovery in San Diego Area
- Wasted Food In Landfills Is A Separate Problem | San Diego Reader
- San Diego County Food Bank
- San Diego Is Hungry for Options to Divert Food From Landfills
- Reducing hunger and food waste | University of California
- San Diego Area Food Recovery Resources
- Ultimate Way to Organize your Fridge
- Fruit and Vegetable Storage Guide
- Prep Now, Eat Later
Zero Waste Grocery Shopping
- Zero Waste Eating Out
- Recipes for Bulk Foods
- New and Ongoing USDA Food Loss and Waste Reduction Activities