Environmental Impact

By diverting food from landfills, Lovin’ Spoonfuls helps protect the environment from harmful gasses which contribute greatly to climate change.

By avoiding the emissions associated with wasting food, and by preventing the waste of energy and resources that were used in the production and transport of food, we have estimated that through our rescue of 3,164,676 pounds of food in 2018, we prevented the equivalent of 7,449,521.40 kg of CO2 emissions.

That is equal to the greenhouse gas emissions from 1,582 cars for one year.

The impact of a $1,000 donation is equivalent to preventing the amount of CO2 produced by 1.8 cars in a year.

Estimates were calculated using the Food Loss and Waste Calculator and Greenhouse Gas Emissions converter from the EPA. For more information on the environmental effects of food waste, please visit https://www.epa.gov/environmental-topics/land-waste-and-cleanup-topics.