About 40% of the food in the U.S. never gets eaten.
When you consider what it takes to grow, cool, transport, store, cook, and ultimately dispose of wasted food, this translates to:
$218 billion of food
37 million cars-worth of greenhouse gases (In fact, preventing food waste was ranked #3 of 100 solutions to climate change by Project Drawdown)
Three times as much food as we would need to feed all 42 million food insecure Americans their total diet.
A land area the size of New Mexico, and as much water as California, Texas, and Ohio use combined—all to grow food that is never eaten.