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October 13 - November 10, 2021

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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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  • November 11 at 11:00 AM
    I am proud of myself for attempting this challenge. My family plans to use the information your challenge provided moving forward. Thanks Hennepin County- Stop Food Waste Challenge 2021. I know this challenge took a lot of work to set up and run. I appreciate you. 
  • November 10 at 1:30 PM
    I tried to do this the day before I went to the grocery store.  Managed to make my soup for lunch out of bits of wilted vegetables and scraps in the refrigerator.  However,  I had more ambitious plans.  It could mean that I'm buying too much at the grocery store.  I lose track of my inventory in the refrigerator.
  • November 10 at 10:20 AM
    I am going out of town this weekend and have a green pepper and an onion that need to be used up. I diced them up and have them stored in the freezer to use in a soup recipe once I return.