Don’t Throw It Out! Regrow It!
Some people don’t have enough food, while others are eating too much. There’s only one way to fix this problem—WE DO SOMETHING.
43% of food waste comes from individuals. Not restaurants or large businesses—you and me! The good news about that number is that we can do something about it every single day!
Today we are going to stop a common food waste problem and give you even more food in the process. No, we don’t have a magic wand over here at Food Finders, but we do have an incredible tip to get our Wednesday started.
Don’t Throw Away The Bottom of Your Romaine Lettuce
You can grow another one!
- Cut off the bottom of the lettuce.
- Place the flat part of the lettuce bottom in a bowl
- Put in water
- Change the water every day
- Wait for it to grow roots
- Magic! Another meal is growing.
Food Waste is Destroying the Earth
Throwing out romaine lettuce is like shooting a hole in our atmosphere (with C02E from the landfills) and emptying out precious gallons of water (that go into growing that lettuce!)
Americans waste 150,000 tons of food each day – equal to a pound per person
Do Something To Make A Difference
Why throw good food away when you can do one small thing to make that food into a delicious meal—for your family or for others who need it.
Food Finders is working every day to rescue food in Southern California. We pick it up with the help of hundreds of committed volunteers and then deliver that food to local non-profit agencies who share it with our neighbors in need.
If you are looking to be a part of the solution and would like to volunteer your time to help pick up and deliver rescued food, click here.
If you would like to help grow our operations with a monthly donation that will help to create meals, then click here.
Share this tip with ten people you know and ask them to share it with ten people they know. If we can all do just one thing every day to stop food waste imagine what our neighborhoods could be!!
Food Finders is a food rescue nonprofit organization with a primary focus on reducing hunger while also reducing food waste. We coordinate the daily pick-up of donated excess food from grocers, restaurants, hospitals, schools, manufacturers, and more; food is then distributed directly and immediately to nonprofit recipients, such as pantries, shelters, youth programs, and senior centers, to be used for serving hot meals or as grocery distribution for people who are struggling and food insecure.