why food?

Each year in the United States, billions of pounds of food go to waste. At the same time, millions of Americans suffer from food insecurity.

The Farmlink Project connects farms with a surplus of fresh, nutritious produce to communities in need.

Let's talk about...

Food 
insecurity

Food Waste

Health

Education

 
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food waste

The USDA estimates that 30-40 percent of the food supply in the United States goes to waste every year.

 
 
 

health

According to the USDA, the prevalence of adult chronic conditions in food-insecure households are found to be 18 percent higher than those in food-secure households

 

the environment

If food waste was a country, it would be the third-largest contributor to global greenhouse gas emissions.

 

Gitonnes CO2

China

United States

Food Loss and Waste

India

Russia

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5.8

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2.9

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2.3

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Source: CAIT. 2015; FAO, 2015, Foodwastage footprint & climate change. ROME: FAO.

 
 

At The Farmlink Project, we are working hard to protect people and our planet from the consequences of food insecurity and food waste, and

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