The United Nations estimate that Americans today throw away 400 lbs of food each year, thereby wasting the resources used to create it including fuel, materials, labor and other natural resources.
We’ve organized a system to gather leftover food from restaurants and deliver it into a locked fridge outside of food banks. The food banks will distribute food to those in need, such as parents or our starving youth.
This system reduces the amount of food wasted, feeds those in need, and reduces the amount of emissions put forth into the atmosphere. The food banks are also able to weigh and measure the amount of food donated.
Reduce the amount of food wasted in restaurants by over 50%.
Implement our food waste program in cities around California.
Celebrate the food rescue program across the nation.
Share and develop the food waste program across 26 countries.
An estimated 214,000 lbs of organic waste was diverted from landfill over the course of 5 months through the collaboration of Global Green and its partners. California laws dictate that businesses producing at least 4 cubic yards of waste per week must separate their organic waste to be composted, and donate edible food to non-profit food banks.
Businesses without a diversion system will begin facing fines early next year. Global Green’s comprehensive training program provided guidance for restaurants to stay compliant with these laws while creating the framework for a redesigned food system in Los Angeles.