Food Recovery Program Helping Feed the Hungry, Reduce Emissions
We join the call for decarbonization and seek to shine a light on a remarkably successful program that New York can build on.
Each year, approximately 100 billion pounds of all food produced, which equates to approximately 40%, is wasted. Food waste is a significant source of greenhouse gas emissions, as our food system accounts for almost a third of all emissions and 36% of methane emissions. Food waste also fails the nearly 3 million New Yorkers who suffer from hunger and food insecurity.