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Food Waste Weekend will take place on September 8 – 10, 2017. Clergy of all faiths will be encouraged to give sermons about wasted food from their own faith perspective.

Please sign up to receive information on the 2017 Food Waste Weekend.

Why Should You Participate?

To Learn, and then Speak About The Staggering Amount of Food That Goes to Waste

For people across America attending a house of worship to hear a sermon about food waste, its impact, their faith teachings on the subject, and learn about some of the steps they can do to alleviate it in their life

To Help Your Food Pantry Or One Nearby Get Fresh Food For Hungry Families

For the food pantries in your house of worship to benefit from donations of excess food – especially excess locally grown fresh food donations that will otherwise gone to waste.

To Help Your Congregation Learn What Their Faith Says About Food Waste

For the houses of worship to explore how they as an organization might reduce food waste. Find out more how you can help your congregation make an impact!

42

million home and community gardeners

8,000

local food pantries nationwide accessible on AmpleHarvest.org that welcome fresh food donations

124

billion pounds of food America looses/wastes per year

50

million food insecure Americans struggle to feed their families