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September 14 - October 11, 2020

Welcome to Hennepin County’s Stop Food Waste Challenge!

You may have heard that 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 of them in the parking lot. Wasting food wastes a ton of resources - including all of the money you spent on it and the energy and water it takes to grow, process, and transport it. You may not think you waste a lot of food at home, but the little bits here and there add up. In fact, consumers are the biggest source of food waste in the U.S. But that’s also good news because we can have a big impact by making changes in our kitchens and at the grocery store.

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.

Explore the Challenges

Learn practical solutions to prevent waste

This challenge will help you uncover opportunities to improve your meal planning and make the most out of the food you buy. You may be surprised by the variety of simple actions you can take. Storing your food to make it last, keeping track of the food you buy, understanding date labels on food, eating a snack before you go grocery shopping, and using your freezer are just a few waste-prevention actions.

Join Hennepin County’s Stop Food Waste Challenge

This online Stop Food Waste Challenge is open to everyone in Hennepin County! Sign up, invite your family, friends and coworkers to join you, and get ready to make the most of your food.

Join the Challenge!