Faith Fights Food Waste

Everyone can learn more about what their faith says about wasted food. That’s why we provide free resources for faith leaders and individuals. All it takes is a few simple steps to reduce food waste. Which leads to a healthier planet, and fewer people worrying about putting food on the table.

Food pantries within your house of worship can benefit from donations of excess food – especially locally grown fresh food that would have otherwise gone to waste.

Houses of worship can explore how they might reduce food waste. Find out more about how you can make a positive impact on hunger and the environment!

40 percent of all food in America is never consumed

Faith Fights Food Waste addresses the complex, global issue of food waste and overconsumption, with tangible, local, and ‘spiritually cultivating’ practices that any faith community can undertake.  

Rev. Jacob Bolton of New York

America generates over 126 billion pounds of food waste per year

I think this is a fantastic opportunity for people of all faiths to actualize the biblical injunction to share the gleanings of our fields with those in need. Donating our food surplus, rather than throwing it away, reinforces the conservationist ethic that is a part of all religious traditions. I hope houses of worship of all faiths will participate.

Rabbi Joshua Ratner from Connecticut