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August 1 - August 31, 2022

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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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  • September 6 at 12:31 PM
    I keep forgetting to update here. It's been a great practice to eat with intention. 
  • September 5 at 5:19 PM
    I learned that businesses that sells food in America throw away tons of perfectly good food because it's imperfect, few days b4 expire date, end of deli day or a store reset with new packaging...etc. That food can fill our extremely low food banks which lots of families rely on especially now with groceries so expensive!! During this challenge...
  • August 31 at 11:12 PM
    This continues to be an eye opener. My refrigerator is rearranged so I can do first in/first out. I have new storage containers so I can see what I have. I'm not taking so much to organics recycling. I shop twice a week instead of once which makes it easier to get things closer to when I need them.