36 Hope Expands: Food Waste and Hunger

36hopeexpands(36 Hope Expands. A series of 36 ways to expand compassion in our daily lives.)

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A 2013 United Nations report: one third of the world’s food supply, or 1.3 billion tons of food, is wasted annually. Research indicates that about half of all food waste originates in households. There is enough food in our world to feed everyone, yet millions go hungry each day.

Hunger and its implications for families is devastating. I want to use what I have with compassion and be mindful of what others lack. Ten steps/habits I am working on this week:

  1. Freeze leftovers instead of forgetting about them in the refrigerator.
  2. Make a meal plan a week ahead of time (before) grocery shopping.
  3. Learn how to serve proper proportions. (I’m terrible at this.)
  4. Take note of what is getting thrown away. Adjust accordingly.
  5. I listened to Seline Juul’s TEDx talk Stop Wasting Food.
  6. I signed the Bread for the World Pledge to End Hunger.
  7. Our family is going to fill our giving bank with change as we save on groceries to eventually raise $264 to work with World Renew’s Free a Family.
  8. I’ll be reading Ellie and Josiah the books The Good Garden, and One Hen.
  9. I will be reading the book a Place at the Table and continue to advocate for important programs like WIC and SNAP.
  10. Work as a family to donate to Community Action House our local food pantry.

How do you minimize food waste in your home? 

 

5 thoughts on “36 Hope Expands: Food Waste and Hunger

  1. Hi Lisa,

    Guess who showed Girl Rising yesterday? That’s right. Me. All thanks to you! About 50 women came and tickets were $10 so that’s about $500 dollars raised. It should all go to Peace Bridges but we’ll probably give half of it to supporting girls’ education. I gave a short talk following the doco and then the women had some guided questions in the groups they were sitting at. We showed 7 out of the 9 girls’ stories. Yay!

    Love Diane xx

    Date: Mon, 3 Nov 2014 06:01:04 +0000 To: rps_diane@hotmail.com

  2. Ps – oops! Sent it to word press. Good job I didn’t say anything I don’t mind your community hearing! Haha. 🙂

    Great post BTW!

    From: rps_diane@hotmail.com To: comment+pw8te5_bsm-mlfwy5yfgwma@comment.wordpress.com Subject: RE: [New post] 36 Hope Expands: Food Waste and Hunger Date: Mon, 3 Nov 2014 10:07:55 +0000

    Hi Lisa,

    Guess who showed Girl Rising yesterday? That’s right. Me. All thanks to you! About 50 women came and tickets were $10 so that’s about $500 dollars raised. It should all go to Peace Bridges but we’ll probably give half of it to supporting girls’ education. I gave a short talk following the doco and then the women had some guided questions in the groups they were sitting at. We showed 7 out of the 9 girls’ stories. Yay!

    Love Diane xx

    Date: Mon, 3 Nov 2014 06:01:04 +0000 To: rps_diane@hotmail.com

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