Our Food Rescue Coordinators strive to source not just any food, but food that helps meet the nutritional needs of people facing food insecurity. That’s why we focus on fresh, perishable food like fruits and veggies, dairy, and lean protein. On average, we provide the equivalent of more than 60,000 meals’ worth of food every week.
Food waste is the 3rd largest source of greenhouse gas emissions, behind China and the United States. By keeping good food from entering the waste stream, Spoonfuls prevented more than 5,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent from being emitted into the atmosphere in 2021.
Wasted food costs the U.S. about $285 billion each year. In 2021, Spoonfuls’ food rescue work prevented $6.8 million worth of food from ending up in the waste stream. Along the way, we saved our vendors, nonprofit partners, and end-recipients money, too.