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|About||A newly formed coalition, Food-1-1 leverages the diversity of its members to measurably reduce wasted food throughout the Rocky Mountain West.|
|Mission||Reduce wasted food in homes, grocery stores, restaurants and other businesses, nonprofits and on farms throughout Colorado through collaboration, education, technology, legislation and participation; reduce wasted food in Colorado by 25 percent by 2023.|
Nationwide, 40 percent of all edible food in the supply chain—from farm to fork—winds up in landfills. Food, or “organics,” that is buried in landfills decomposes anaerobically and produces methane, a greenhouse gas 20-times more potent than CO2.
A Colorado-based coalition, Food-1-1 has plans to become a 501(c)(3) organization to continually leverage the diversity of its members to effect positive reductions of wasted food throughout the Rocky Mountain West through community outreach and engagement, education, technology, creativity and policy innovation.
Membership in Food-1-1 is open to everyone; members are asked to sign a charter pledging to help accomplish the coalition’s mission and vision statements.
Consider, too, that the earth supplies enough food to feed nine billion people yet, in the United States, one-in-seven individuals isn’t certain about where their next meal is coming from (i.e., food insecure).
In response to this current landscape, local officials, community leaders, and food-waste activists have organized Food-1-1, a multi-sector coalition comprised of nonprofit and for-profit organizations, plus representatives from local, state, and federal levels of government, teachers and students, farmers and private citizens, all taking aim at more accurately measuring and then reducing the amount of food wasted each year in Colorado.