For more information: Maine Food Waste Solutions Summit
Contact: Susanne Lee at Susanne.Lee@maine.edu
America is a leader in wasted food where 40% of the food we produce is never eaten. For Maine, this means 219 lbs. of food wasted per person or nearly 300 million lbs. annually. At the same time, we have over 200,000 Mainers suffering from food insecurity – including 1 out of 5 of our children. Adding to the problem, these food losses cost Maine nearly $600 million annually (about $1,866 per family of four) and risk our health and natural resources.
The goal of this first Summit is to increase the awareness, education and action needed to implement win-win-win solutions to end wasted food in Maine.
Please join us to share:
- The latest data and research on wasted food and solutions
- Inspiring food reduction, recovery, and recycling success stories
- Breakout sessions to learn about and implement specific solutions
We will provide the insights needed to re-think food as a “waste” problem and instead see it as a sustainable solution for hunger, economic development, and resource management in Maine.