Preventing Food Waste and Helping The Hungry

Groups like Donate Don’t Dump is finding solutions for food waste that not only help communities that need food but also prevent rotting food which creates methane gas. As of 2014, grocery stores and corporations normally send over 96 billion pounds of food a year to the landfills.

A child, Gabrielle Posard, is the one who created this group. This great volunteer group has spread across the country and is encouraging others to come up with solutions like this. According to over 40% of food in the US goes to waste. 97% of this food waste ends up in landfills with very little being disposed of in helpful ways such as composting. Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) says for every ton of food that is wasted it results in 3.8 tons of methane a greenhouse gas.