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This Organization is Working to Reduce Food Waste This Thanksgiving—and Every Day


In this country alone, 35% of the 229 million tons of food available go unsold or uneaten—that’s $408 billion worth of food. What’s more, uneaten food is also responsible for 18% of all cropland use, 14% of all freshwater use, 24% of landfill inputs, and 4% of U.S. greenhouse gas. That’s a lot of waste!

This Thanksgiving, we’d like to give a special thanks to ReFED, a national nonprofit dedicated to ending food loss and waste across the U.S. food system. We’re so grateful for their work helping to reduce food waste on a national level—and they’re inspiring us to make changes in our own homes when it comes to thinking about what we can do to play our part in wasting less. 


Meghan Rabbitt is a writer and editor whose work is published in national magazines and websites. Learn more here.

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