Making Michigan’s Climate Healthy


In 2020, Governor Whitmer signed an executive order for Michigan to become carbon neutral by 2050. Included in this order was also a target of a 28% reduction in carbon emissions by 2025. The MI Healthy Climate plan is being put together to guide how we will get there. And when we heard that, we knew food loss and waste reduction could be an important part of that plan. Food waste is one of [...]

Making Michigan’s Climate Healthy2021-09-29T21:06:17+00:00

“Wish-Packing” And Other School Lunch Missteps


By now, kids that are going back to school are back and all across the U.S., school lunches are once again being packed in the morning. And, at the end of the day, being unpacked and dumped into the garbage (or hopefully compost!). Now the time you took to carefully pack a meal and the food itself have gone to waste. What's going on? You "wish-packed." Wouldn't it be great if your child ate whole wheat [...]

“Wish-Packing” And Other School Lunch Missteps2021-09-08T17:55:25+00:00

Where does the food go?


In our last blog post, we answered the question "where does the food come from?" In this post we answer another common question -- where does the food go? When we started making meals in January, about 50 people from the community were already coming to Jefferson Avenue Presbyterian Church to pick up a box of food made available through the USDA Farmers to Families program. Some people picked up for themselves while others [...]

Where does the food go?2021-08-25T17:03:24+00:00

Where Does the Food Come From?


When you're making 1000 meals a week from donated food, one of the biggest questions is, "where does all that food come from?" The simple answer is, everywhere! Just about everyone who works in the food system finds themselves with extra now and then. Farms, retailers, distributors, food producers -- you name it. What makes our meals most interesting is that we bring in food from such a variety of sources. Here are some [...]

Where Does the Food Come From?2021-07-29T13:22:13+00:00

Cooking Series Launches September 2020


We're trading our annual September event at Eastern Market this year for a cooking series featuring Detroit chefs, mixologists and bakers who share how to make food go further. Highlighting new (and old) recipes that cross cultures, this six-episode series will show how delicious it can be to waste less. Experience the rich diversity of the city’s food scene and learn how you can spark creativity in your home kitchen.  A Star-Filled Line-Up Host [...]

Cooking Series Launches September 20202020-08-24T16:17:27+00:00
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