We Value Food

We Value Food

Food Waste Reduction Program

Sustainable America's We Value Food Program is a practical and affordable program that helps food service operations of varying sizes and functions reduce food waste, save money and achieve sustainability goals.


AMERICA HAS A FOOD PROBLEM

We Value Food

In the United States, an estimated 40% of the food we produce is wasted.

We Value Food

An estimated 31% of food waste occurs at the retail and consumer levels.



Food service operations can have a big impact - not only on reducing food waste on-site but also on influencing diners' behavior at home.

HOW IT WORKS

Sustainable America's We Value Food Program provides hands-on technical assistance and support to ongoing food service operations to become more sustainable - from corporate cafeterias to hotels and event venues.

The We Value Food program looks at 5 key areas:

We Value Food

SOURCE REDUCTION

Reducing food waste at its source

We Value Food

SUSTAINABLE FOOD SERVICEWARE

Reducing food service waste and improving food waste capture

We Value Food

FOOD RESCUE

Rescuing and donating edible food to feed the hungry

We Value Food

COMPOST

Returning unavoidable food waste to the earth to create new soil


We Value Food

LOCAL AND SUSTAINABLE FOOD GROWING AND PURCHASING

Valuing food is about more than not wasting it. Growing and purchasing food locally reduces food miles and supports local jobs.

In addition, the program looks at:

We Value Food

EFFECTIVE EMPLOYEE EDUCATION AND ENGAGEMENT

to ensure the greatest impact and success of the program.

We Value Food

METRICS COLLECTION

to measure and report on results.

We Value Food

IMPACTFUL COMMUNICATIONS

both internally and externally, to ensure the greatest return on investment.



Reducing and diverting food waste is not just good for the environment, it's good business. Save money, recruit and retain quality staff, and stand out among your competitors.

WHAT OUR PARTNERS ARE SAYING

We Value Food

START SAVING TODAY

For more information or to enroll in the We Value Food Program, contact:

Katrina Kazda, Director of Programs
203-803-1243
Katrina.kazda@sustainableamerica.org

We Value Food

Subscribe to our Newsletter