Celebrate Holiday Bounty and Give Back – USDA Tips to Reduce Food Loss and Waste


Bean Stalker
Staff member
WASHINGTON, Dec. 21, 2018 – The holidays are a time for entertaining and for giving back. USDA’s food loss and waste initiative offers tips on making the most of both sides of the season.

In the U.S. alone, it is estimated that between 30-40 percent of the food supply is wasted. For the average family, $1,500 is spent on wasted food each year. As families and friends mark the year’s end, there are many ways to keep the feast out of the landfill.

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