Food waste occurs at every stage of the food system — from the farm to the dinner table. Estimates show that up to 40% of food is wasted in North America. By reclaiming safe, surplus food, the food bank prevents it from ending up in a landfill.
Sometimes the food is delivered to one of our warehouses, but frequently the food bank picks up donations. In regions where we have a Partner Distribution Organization (PDO) or a Redistribution Organization (RDO), they handle local donations for us.
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