San Francisco Department of the Environment

Why

In San Francisco, we love food – and we know what it takes to prepare, grow, harvest, and deliver the delicious produce we eat.

Even with our appreciation for food, lettuce sometimes wilts in the fridge, leftovers get overlooked, and packaged food goes bad.

People in the U.S., on average, toss out the equivalent of 1 of every 4 grocery bags.* Here are some tips to keep food alive, save you money, and prevent food waste:

 

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* "Wasted: How America Is Losing Up to 40 Percent of Its Food from Farm to Fork to Landfill," by Dana Gunders. Natural Resources Defense Council, 2012.

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