Here are some of the resources we find helpful and we hope you do as well! If you have any that you think we should add please contact us and we will take it under review.
By the Numbers
- In 2017, more than 40,000,000 Americans were food insecure.
- In 2017, more than 650,000 people in Massachusetts struggled to put food on the table.
- Households with children experience higher rates of food insecurity. The rate of food insecurity within households with children under age 6 is 16.4%.
- Food insecurity poses a serious risk to the growth, health, and cognitive and behavioral potential of children.
- Food-insecure children, between birth and age 4, have a 90% greater chance of being characterized by fair or poor health and a 31% greater chance of hospitalization.
- Are you an individual in need of food? Please visit our page to find a food pantry near you.
- Does your nonprofit need food? Please click here to contact us.
- Project Bread: 2016 Status Report on Hunger in Massachusetts
- Feeding America: Hunger in Massachusetts
- Share Our Strength: No Kid Hungry Campaign
By the Numbers
- According to American Wasteland, Americans waste more than 40% of the food we produce.
- The retail value of avoidable food waste is estimated at $218 billion each year.
- 63 million tons of food waste is generated in the U.S. annually, nearly all of it sits in landfills where it accounts for almost 25% of U.S. methane emissions.
- United States 2030 Food Loss and Waste Reduction Goal
- Jonathan Bloom’s Wasted Food blog
- NRDC Food Facts
- NRDC’s Wasted Report
- RecyclingWorks (MA)
- ReFed’s Food Waste Policy Finder
- ReFed’s Food Waste Innovator Database
- Society of St. Andrew
- Spoiler Alert’s Beginner’s Guide to Food Waste
- US Environmental Protection Agency