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 County Promotes Food Waste-Reduction Program

Many people don't realize how much food gets thrown away each day.

In 2013 in the U.S., we disposed of over 35 million tons of spoiled and leftover food. This food ends up in landfills and produces methane and other greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change.

Schools and individuals can help cut down on that food waste with the help of a food recovery strategy created by the Environmental Protection Agency and overseen locally by the San Diego County Department of Public Health.

Visit the Food: Too Good to Waste website to learn how to help.