- A fried egg makes just about any leftover taste better.
We believe that food is too important to waste.
We envision a Michigan where we value our food and don’t let it end up in landfills.
We work to stop food waste before it occurs and give overlooked food a place to go.
We focus our work on the two best solutions to food waste: source reduction—preventing too much food from being produced in the first place—and feeding people.
Of course, there will always be some surplus food. So the next best uses for it are feeding animals or using the food for industrial purposes—like turning scraps into fuel.
Finally, anything that remains after feeding people, feeding animals, and using it for industrial purposes should be composted. Composting is a healthier way to break down food than landfilling. It creates a nutrient-rich material that enriches soil and doesn’t produce methane like landfilled food does.
Landfills should be an absolute last resort if food can’t be used for any of the other above purposes.
We couldn’t do this work without the support of our partners.