At FruitRevival, we strive to achieve the highest quality standards. As we are hand-packing our fruit boxes, we come across pieces of fruit that are perfectly edible and delicious but have some small defect. This affects only a small percentage of our inventory but also leaves an amount of fruit that is deemed “undeliverable.”
What do you do we do with our undeliverable fruit?
In early January 2015, we were introduced to We Don’t Waste <https://www.wedontwaste.org/> through Tim Sanford of Metro Caring, one of Denver’s largest food banks and hunger relief programs. As an innovative provider of food for the hungry, We Don’t Waste collects excess food and distributes it to Denver’s under-served populations at over 40 community-based nonprofit agencies, collectively serving 5,000+ individuals every day. We are happy to report that since January of 2015, We Don’t Waste has been collecting our “undeliverable” fruit from us.
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Did You Know?
Did you know, recent studies estimate that 40% of food produced in the United States goes to waste? Additionally, Colorado has one of the fastest growing rates of child poverty in the nation*). What does this mean? In a nutshell, it means that there exists a major discrepancy between the amount of food produced and the number of individuals who go hungry each day.
What Can You Do?
We Don’t Waste distributes an average of 1,000,000 (yes, that is a million) servings of food every year. This translates to over 300 tons of would-be wasted food being saved from landfills each year. However, there is so much more waste that can be saved, and even more individuals who can benefit from this food. Please click here to donate, or click here to contact We Don’t Waste to start preventing food waste in our communities!
We Don’t Waste is recognized by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s U.S. Food Waste Challenge as a food recovery organization.
*Colorado Children’s Campaign, 2012 Kids Count Colorado!, April 2012.