Please note! New mailing address: PO Box 8324, Asheville, NC 28814
Restaurants and caterers often prepare food they don’t end up serving to customers. Maybe it’s a pan of roasted chicken that never made it to the buffet or a platter of sandwiches that wasn’t served. Perhaps bad weather caused an event to have low attendance thus creating lots of extra prepared food. We know that caterers often prepare more than they'll need so as not to run out. Currently in the U.S, 40% of all food produced ends up getting trashed.
Food Connection offers an alternative to wasting fresh food.
U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates that approximately 12 percent of American households-about 41 million people-had difficulty providing enough food for all their members due to a lack of resources.
The climate impact of the food system may come as a surprise to many people. Food waste that decomposes in landfills releases methane, a greenhouse gas that is at least 28 times more potent than carbon dioxide.
Currently food donors are eligible for both general tax deductions, as well as enhanced tax deductions which provide important financial incentives for food donation, encouraging all eligible businesses to donate surplus food.