Not all fruits and vegetables look like what we see in the grocery store. Where does all that funny looking produce go? Sadly, much of it gets thrown away or is left on the fields even though it tastes just like the uniform produce we see in the stores. Hungry Harvest is one of the organizations that stops this from happening. They rescue those fruits and vegetables that don’t make the cut and [...]
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Studies show good health is all important Make Food Not Waste will go live this Sunday thanks to the countless hours of our 30+ volunteers who have worked together over the past year to create and event that will inspire thousands of people to waste less food at home. One of our most dedicated organizers, Stephanie Osborn, Wayne State University’s Community Health Pipeline Program Manager, talked to us about what this event [...]
Chef Phil Jones has been part of Make Food Not Waste since planning began in August 2017. To the few that may not know Chef Phil, he is a generous, tireless advocate for food sovereignty, food justice and food security who happens to cook amazing food. Chef Phil has inspired a group of local chefs to be part of Make Food Not Waste, providing a platform for chefs to showcase their creativity in [...]
World Wildlife Fund works on some of the most important conservation issues facing our planet, so it’s no surprise that wasted food makes their list. Samantha Kenny, WWF’s Program Office on Food Waste, joins us on September 30 to talk about easy ways people can use up every last bit of food when cooking at home. Hear from her why this issue matters to her. MFNW: Why is the issue of reducing food [...]
The James Beard Foundation’s new cookbook Waste Not: How to Get the Most From Your Food is debuting this month, just in time for Make Food Not Waste! Featuring 100 recipes from JBF award winners and alums from their Chefs Boot Camp for Policy and Change, the book will show you how to make delicious dishes from every last bit of food. Best of all, one of the book’s featured chefs, Chef Ben [...]
How does an event called “Make Food Not Waste” handle its own waste? Thanks to partners in the community, we’ll be composting food scraps, napkins and plates and recycling the utensils. One of those partners is Maria Marin, president and CEO/Founder of Unlimited Recycling. We asked Maria about her support of Make Food Not Waste to learn more about what’s behind her participation: MFNW: Why is the issue of reducing food waste important [...]
This is my Papa, Frank DiMuzio, Sr. He was a vegetable farmer in New Jersey back when farms defined the state’s moniker, the Garden State. For me, it’s the greenhouse that I remember most. And to this day, the smell of warm tomatoes takes me right back to being with him. He was a softy to his granddaughter, but not someone you wanted to mess with otherwise. Big, calloused hands that he used [...]
Kroger has been making headlines by demonstrating its leadership in and commitment to ending hunger and eliminating waste. Just last week, the company announced that it has started phasing out single-use plastic bags and will completely discontinue distributing plastic bags by 2025. This announcement complements Kroger’s other social and environmental actions already in place including donating million of pounds of safe, surplus food to local food banks, reclaiming non-edible food through composting or [...]
What started as a Wayne State University student organization to rescue excess food from campus kitchens and local restaurants from going to waste has grown into a 501(c)3 nonprofit, winning community support along the way. Still run by students, the group has created a system for volunteer student drivers to safely deliver fresh, prepared food to nearby homeless shelters, helping to both feed hungry neighbors and keep food out of landfills. Detroit Feedback [...]