Food Waste Awareness Week | Friday, April 20


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Food Waste Awareness Week | Friday, April 20

BreadIf you care about hunger, you care about food waste

In Boulder County, 12.8% of the population identifies as food insecure. In addition to food waste, which refers to food that is discarded, food loss refers to food that gets wasted earlier in the supply chain. Nationwide, 40% of food is wasted throughout these processes:
   • Farming
   • Production
   • Storage
   • Processing
   • Distribution
Perfectly good food that is wasted in the supply chain could be used to feed hungry people. Food waste ends with YOU!

Food waste ends with you

Action Steps

Boulder Food Rescue

Volunteer with Boulder Food Rescue

If you’d like to help Boulder Food Rescue in their mission to create a more just, less wasteful food system in Boulder, sign up online

Community Food Shares logo

Volunteer with Community Food Share

Community Food Share works to eliminate hunger in Boulder and Broomfield Counties through engagement, collaboration, and leadership. Learn how to get involved

Longmont food rescue

Volunteer with Longmont Food Rescue

Longmont Food Rescue is building a collaborative and equitable, community based food distribution environment for Longmont and the local mountain communities. Learn more about their volunteer opportunities online.

Uproot Colorado

Volunteer with Uproot Colorado

Uproot Colorado is working to measurably reduce food loss in Colorado through gleaning, experiential education, and nonpartisan legislation. Sign up online to get involved.

School Food Project

Volunteer with School Food Project

Parent and community volunteers are essential to BVSD's mission to provide healthy food to growing bodies and minds. Learn more about this project.

Today's Tip:
Take a Tour!

April 20, 3:30-4:30p.m.

Community Food Share rescues
seven tons of food a day. The
food bank prevents safe, surplus
food from going to waste so that it
can instead help nourish those
struggling with hunger. See
firsthand how their team of staff
and volunteers distributes nearly
10 million pounds of food a year to
residents in Boulder and
Broomfield Counties. 

Please RSVP online. Can’t make
the date? Schedule a tour at your convenience by visiting

Community Food Shares logo