Save the Food, and
Save the World,
one food at a time!
The average American family throws away one fourth of all food purchased, however you can be the change. We encourage you to take action by pledging to reduce food waste. By implementing simple strategies, you can plan ahead, shop smart, prep early, and properly store the food you purchase. Save time, money, and Save the Food. Take the Save the Food pledge today!
Be the Change: Save the Food
What if I told you that you can reduce the amount of food wasted and save on groceries and garbage? Sound pretty good, right? We have the power to make real changes in our community by simply implementing food waste prevention strategies in our kitchens. Start today by taking the Save the Food Pledge and encourage others to do the same!
You’re a go-getter. We like that! We love that you want to take action to Save the Food. Take the Save the Food Challenge to see how much food you really waste. We’ll provide an easy to use tool kit and you’ll start by saving the preventable food waste and measuring it for five weeks. For the first week you’ll simply save any preventable food and measure. Weeks 2-5 you’ll make changes and keep measuring. Then at the end of the challenge you’ll report back to us so we can track results and reduce food waste county-wide. We’ll raffle off prizes and gift certificates for Save the Food Challenge participants, and you’ll become a Save the Food agent of change!
Sign up to participate in the Save the Food Challenge! Fill out the Save the Food Survey and enter to win prizes.
Use the Tools
Special thanks to the Natural Resources Defense Council, EPA, and West Coast Climate and Material Management Forum for statistics and resources.
Eat What You Buy Tips to use up older ingredients and leftovers before they go bad.
Plan Ahead Tools to plan you meals according to your family’s weekly schedule.
Shop Smart Prevent over buying, food waste, and save money on your grocery bill.
Prep Early Tips and tools to make early prep a cinch.
Keep it Fresh Easy to follow tips to learn how to keep your food fresh longer.