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August 1 - August 31, 2022

Make meals, not waste.

Join us in taking an in-depth look at what happens to the food we buy. Take practical actions to prevent food from going to waste and make the most of your resources.
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Did you know that about 40% of food is wasted somewhere along the supply chain? That’s like stepping out of a grocery store with five bags of food and dropping two in the parking lot. You may not think you waste that much food at home, but the little bits here and there add up.

Hennepin County’s Stop Food Waste Challenge will help you notice when you are wasting food, connect you with resources to help you reduce it, and provide support and motivation along the way.

Remember that developing new habits is a gradual process. Start by browsing the actions within each category, and select actions that make sense for you and your household. In this challenge, you can select up to five daily actions and five one-time actions.
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  • August 17 at 2:17 PM
    it's going well- it's always been a challenge to control my purchases at farmers market but I'm trying to be more thoughtful.
  • August 17 at 2:06 PM
    This is the hardest thing for me for some reason... I usually am running to the store (once a week) from wherever in between to wherever so I do sometimes still go in the store on an empty stomach... but i've started going straight to the sandwich section and eating while i shop so i'm not as implusive...
  • August 17 at 12:55 PM
    Rabbits got most of the beans in my garden, but after putting chicken wire all the way around the garden, I found a few today that have grown post rabbit.  There weren't enough to do much with, but I pickled what I had.  I've never pickled green beans before, so we'll see how they taste.