Maxwell Bernstein | November 27, 2020
The USDA Food Loss and Waste Liaison released tips and facts on reducing food waste at Thanksgiving. The average American family of four annually loses $1500 or 1,160 pounds of uneaten food.
The USDA recommends:
- Planning holiday meals.
- Storing or giving away leftovers.
- Use leftover food creatively by incorporating them in other dishes.
- Donate extra food through Feeding America or the EPA’s excess food opportunities program.
- Preventing leftovers from ending up in a landfill.
Families can freeze Thanksgiving food and use it long term as a way to prevent food from being wasted.