Approximately 20 billion pounds fruits and vegetables are left uneaten in the United States before they even reach grocery stores, leading to billions of pounds of waste each year. However, there is a growing farm to food bank movement to end this that conveys uneaten food directly to food banks. On this webpage, find out more about programs around the country that recover or purchase surplus and “ugly” produce to get it to the more than 46 million food insecure people in the U.S.
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