GAITHERSBURG, Md., December 20, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Sodexo, a food services and facilities management company committed to Quality of Life, was recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its food recovery achievements during the 2017 EPA Food Recovery Challenge. In honor of the company’s ongoing commitment toward food waste prevention, Sodexo was named as the EPA’s national Endorser of the Year.
New program has potential to save 55-60 million pounds of food per year
October 16, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Today, on World Food Day, Feeding America announced the national expansion of a pilot program to rescue food, in partnership with manufacturers and their carriers on the road. Each year, 40 percent of food in the United States goes to waste. This program, known as MealConnect Logistics, has already facilitated the donation of more than 580,000 pounds of food to the Feeding America network of food banks in the pilot phase.
Tuesday is World Food Day, yet 1 in 11 households in Minnesota struggle with hunger. The issue is as pervasive as it is quiet, and many of our neighbors endure the challenge of putting enough food on the table. At the same time, 40 percent of food in the U.S. is wasted each year. Over the past year, General Mills and Feeding America partnered to create an innovative solution to connect surplus food in the delivery system with families in need.
One billion pounds of perfectly good food given to hungry people instead of landfills is life changing for those who face hunger. And according to Feeding America, that’s one in eight people in America.
With wasted food in landfills being one of the largest sources of greenhouse gas going into the atmosphere, every pound of food we can use to feed hungry people – rather than send to a landfill – really helps the environment.
Close to $2 million available to support Canadian programs to significantly reduce food waste and loss
BENTONVILLE, Ark., September 21, 2018 /3BL Media/ - The Walmart Foundation today announced that it is making $1.5 million USD ($1.89 million CAD) available to fund proposals from eligible non-profit organizations working to reduce food waste in Canada. The Walmart Foundation is seeking proposals from qualified organizations that have experience in formulating, proposing, and implementing food waste reduction efforts. Requests between $300,000 and $1,000,000 (USD) will be considered.
Wendy’s Pays Tribute to Signature Menu Item on National Chili Day
There’s something to be said about the level of comfort a bowl of chili can bring. When it comes to our list of menu items we wish we could snuggle, chili definitely tops the list. Hey, don’t act like you’ve never dreamt of snuggling up to a big ole’ bowl of chili by the fire on a cold winter night. We digress… But, it is National Chili Day so let’s dive into the history of this signature item that’s been on our menu since our early days.
In the nearly two years since California's commercial organics diversion mandate took effect, it has created unique opportunities for waste and recycling service providers to step outside their comfort zones. For Republic Services, that has meant partnering with food recovery organizations and advising customers about donation potential when conducting waste assessments. Last year, the company facilitated the recovery of more than 300 tons of edible food.
Food waste is the third largest waste category in our landfills. Approximately 133 billion pounds of food from U.S. retail food stores, restaurants, and homes goes uneaten every year and ends up in landfills, according to data from the USDA. That’s nearly a third of all food produced.
Hunger insecurity on campus is often an unmentionable topic. Many assume that, while enrolled in college, students’ needs are entirely met through financial assistance programs such as financial aid. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. With the cost of public and private universities on the rise, some college students are left to suffer silently while the issue of food insecurity remains a subject of little discussion.
From among the more than 800 government entities, businesses and organizations that participated in its Food Recovery Challenge, the EPA recognizes Sodexo for its leadership
GAITHERSBURG, Md., December 12, 2016 /3BL Media/ - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently recognized the accomplishments of 13 organizations and businesses participating in EPA’s Food Recovery Challenge.