/Tag: Food Waste
13 09, 2016

Universal Recycling Law Boosts Fresh Food Donations

2017-11-08T16:15:41-04:00

The Vermont Agency of Natural Resources and the Vermont Foodbank announced today a 40% increase in food donations in 2016, topping the 25-30% increase seen in 2015. This announcement comes during September’s Hunger Action Month. It confirms healthier, fresher foods like fruits, vegetables and frozen meat, are making their way into refrigerators and onto plates [...]

Universal Recycling Law Boosts Fresh Food Donations2017-11-08T16:15:41-04:00
27 07, 2016

Food Waste Blog

2017-11-08T16:15:44-04:00

According to the USDA, in 2010, 133 billion pounds of food, or 31%, of the available consumer food supply went uneaten. (USDA, Economic Research Service, 2014) There are human, environmental and economic cost to all of this food waste, and safely connecting edible food with neighbors who cannot afford it is the most efficient solution. Every day [...]

Food Waste Blog2017-11-08T16:15:44-04:00
27 10, 2015

Diverting Waste, Feeding People in Need

2017-11-08T16:15:53-04:00

The Vermont Foodbank has taken a leadership role in supporting the implementation of Vermont’s Universal Recycling Law and its efforts of diverting waste, including food fit for human consumption, from Vermont’s landfills by July 1, 2020. As part of our work in support of this law, the Foodbank is taking a deep dive into our own [...]

Diverting Waste, Feeding People in Need2017-11-08T16:15:53-04:00