Inspiring Food Waste Prevention

Forgotten leftovers. Old milk. Half-eaten meals. Do you find yourself throwing away food but wishing there was a better way?

Welcome to Make Food Not Waste

We’re Make Food Not Waste–a community of people who know that food is better eaten than wasted. It’s better for your budget, better for our community, and better for our planet.

Why Food Waste

Wasted food is the food that can otherwise be eaten but is thrown away. In the U.S., we waste 40% of the food we grow and most of that happens at home.

That waste costs money — estimates are that families of four can save anywhere from $1600 – $2200 a year by not throwing as much food away. And it costs our environment because food that rots in landfills turns into a greenhouse gas that makes the earth hotter.

Annual Community Feast

Join us at Eastern Market in September 2020. Become inspired to waste less food. Sample delicious dishes made from food that would have otherwise gone to waste. And meet others in the community working to end food waste.