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Food Insecurity and Food Waste: We are Feeding Landfills Instead of People

  • 2043 Rayburn House Office Building (map)

RAYBURN HOUSE OFFICE BUILDING
45 Independence Ave. SW, Room 2043
Washington, DC 20515

While 40 million people struggle with food insecurity in the United States, edible food is filling the landfills and using up valuable resources. Reducing food waste and feeding hungry Americans are timely social, economic and environmental issues. This briefing will shed light on food Insecurity and food waste issues by engaging in rich conversations with experts that work on the matter at community, federal, policy and research levels. The information presented will describe the problems highlighted while also suggesting potential solutions and ways in which we can all actively participate in being models for using food responsibly, and rescuing it when possible. After all, we all have contact with places that generate food surplus, be it restaurants, groceries, cafeterias, and even our own homes. All these places are opportunities to educate and raise awareness of the need to use food to feed instead of generating waste. Let’s end hunger and waste together!