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5 Ways Students Can Reduce Food Waste

Each year, schools thrown away over 2 billion pounds of uneaten food - yet 1 in 9 people on Earth still go to bed hungry! Are you playing your part in curbing food waste? Here are 5 ways how! Learn more at

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1. Keep a food waste diary


Didn't have time to finish that gallon of milk? Is that peach getting a little too fuzzy? Save money, time, and the evironment by keeping track of what you throw away so you can remember what to buy less of next time.

2. Plan before you shop


Instead of wandering through the isles of your local grocery store, make a list of exactly what you need so you don't buy anything unnecessary.

3. Raise awareness


If you waste food sometimes, chances are your friends do too. Reducing food waste is an easy way to save money, help the environment, and end hunger - why not tell everyone you can? Share facts on social media, host a forum or film screening, and/or organize an awareness campaign with your friends.

4. Advocate for change


How can your school make a dent in its food waste? Want your dining hall to donate uneaten food to a local food pantry? Want to start a campus-wide composting initiative? Talk to your school's administration to make a change!

5. Start a campus organization


If your campus does not have a hunger fighting or food waste organization (Like Universities Fighting World Hunger or The Campus Kitchens Project), start one! Yeah, it'll take time, but don't worry! There are a lot of resources out there to help you get started! For more information, check out Trash Hunger, Not Food: A Guide to End Food Waste on Campus.

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