Food Recovery in the Lehigh Valley Reduce Food Waste, feed the hungry NOTE: VOLUNTEER FOOD RECOVERY IS SUSPENDED DURING COVID-19 EMERGENCY
FOOD WASTE: An estimated 40% of food grown in the US is wasted The average family of four discards an estimated $1400 of food in a year. WHAT CAN YOU DO ABOUT FOOD WASTE? Buy only what you need from small, local growers as much as possible to conserve resources Plan your meals, share with others and use what you purchase before it spoils Participate in volunteer food recovery (see below information on where to volunteer) Don't discard food waste (or any organic waste) in landfill; compost it
The Easton Food Recovery Group is a grassroots program recovering food in the Easton area since 2014. It is part of the Lehigh Valley Food Policy Council's Food Recovery & Respect Working Committee. Volunteers transport donated food year round and distribute it to local emergency food centers such as Easton's pantries, free meal centers, programs and shelters. Fresh produce donated from local farmers may be harvested and/or transported by the volunteers. To support and expand food recovery in the Lehigh Valley, contact the Lehigh Valley Food Policy Council at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us for a referral as a volunteer.