Food4Patriots Responds to Waste of Food with Call to Use this Precious Commodity Carefully

In late March 2013, after a supermarket in Augusta, Ga., that was foreclosed on placed non-perishable items in its parking lot so that they wouldn’t go to waste, Richmond County police kept 300 people away from the items and arranged for the food to be tossed in a landfill (http://www.wafb.com/story/21802556/police). Food4Patriots responds to this incident and others by encouraging people to never waste food.

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Make a specific list of items needed before going to the supermarket and stick to it. Don’t be a victim of impulse buys that often end up being tossed out.

Nashville, Tennessee (PRWEB) April 14, 2013

As reported by the Christian Science Monitor and other media outlets, the typical American family throws away approximately $2,275 worth of food in a year.

Food4Patriots, the supplier of emergency food suitable for long-term storage, survival and emergency preparedness, will be launching soon to help people be prepared for a crisis. The company says that with an estimated 17 million children in the U.S. going to bed hungry every night, it’s time to stop wasting food.

Following are Food4Patriots’ top 6 ways to avoid wasting food:

  •     Make a specific list of items needed before going to the supermarket and stick to it. Don’t be a victim of impulse buys that often end up being tossed out.
  •     Eat dinner leftovers for lunch the next day, and maybe even for dinner the next evening if there is still food left over.
  •     Go through the pantry and freezer to find food items that are nearing their expiration dates and put a meal together with them.
  •     Eat before going grocery shopping. A hungry shopper is more likely to buy food that he or she will end up throwing out.
  •     Make fewer trips to the supermarket. The more trips that are made, the more food will be purchased and possibly the more will be thrown out.    
  •     If food that’s nearing an expiration date won’t be used, donate it to a non-profit food pantry.


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