FOOD WASTE, GLOBAL HUNGER & YOU

We at WFP know the value food has for the 100 million people we feed every year. We see the positive impact food has in people’s lives. There is enough food in the world to feed every child, woman and man on this planet. Yet, one-third of that food ends up rotting in trash bins, or spoiling during transportation and storage while 690 million people go to bed hungry every night.

You can make a difference: #StopTheWaste

Food waste tips

Keep track of what you’ve bought and used. Take a photo of your cupboards to remind you what you have.
Use our food diary

Check use-by dates rather than best-before dates. Buy what you can use before it expires.

Plan for the week ahead and think what you can do with leftovers.
Download a recipe sheet

Use your spare time to batch-cook and freeze meals.

WFP knows the value of food

In 2019, WFP and partners distributed 4.2 million metric tons of lifesaving food, often in very harsh conditions. Improving packaging is one of the ways in which WFP strives to ensure as little as possible of this valuable food is lost.

Buying only what you need, when you need it, is a way to prevent food waste. By providing cash assistance, WFP is enabling the people it serves to choose which food to buy, when and in which quantities.

In developing countries 40 percent of losses happen before food even reaches the market. Supporting innovations that can improve how food is stored, processed or distributed is essential to disrupting hunger.

HELP US SPREAD THE WORD

#stopthewaste

    DO YOU VALUE FOOD?