What is Florida Food Waste Prevention Week?
Florida Food Waste Prevention Week is a dynamic and comprehensive week filled with special activities and events designed to raise awareness and inspire behavior change to reduce food waste at home, work and in our communities.
Why is reducing food waste so important?
Food waste in numbers
Daily Messaging during the Week
Food is life, love, medicine and so much more. Food Waste is a solvable problem. The messaging of the week focuses on our connection to food, the unintentional consequences of food waste and sharing food waste solutions.
The approach of the week is for partners to amplify this messaging to their internal workforce and professional community. Individuals may also get involved by reposting daily social media messages. The Food Hero Photo Challenge and Taking the Pledge on Friday are created to get everyone involved. Additionally, various industries are hosting activities throughout the week.
Day 1: April 5th - What Food Means to Me? The Role of Food in Our Lives
The Food Hero Photo Challenge Begins on Social Media Today! Post photos with captions showing What Food Means to You. Tag @SavetheFoodFL
Day 2: April 6th - The Unintended Consequences of Food Waste
Post photos with captions of where you find food waste. Tag @SavetheFoodFL
Learn how reducing food waste protects the environment.
Day 3: April 7th - Official Food Waste Prevention for the Commercial Sector
Post photos with captions of how you can prevent food waste away from home
Learn how to reduce food waste and save money.
Day 4: April 8th - Prevention in Schools, at Homes, and Communities
Post photos with captions of how you can prevent food waste in your home, school, workplace and community.
Learn how reducing food waste reduces hunger.
Day 5: April 9th - Keep it Going! Pick One Pledge
Take the Online Pledge to reduce food waste and Post a photo of you with your pledge..
Let's Get Involved!
Follow us @SavetheFoodFL on social media.
2. Go to our page and Invite your Friends to
like us on all social media platforms.
3. Sign up to become a Partner.
Thank you Partners!
360 Eats, Inc
Ascendance Sustainable Events
Broward County Commissioner, District 6
Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management, Florida International University
Citrus County Solid Waste
City of Clearwater
City of Hallandale Beach
City of Hollywood Florida
City of Largo
City of Orlando
Dream in Green
Edible South Florida
EPA, Region IV
Fertile Earth Worm Farm
Feeding Tampa Bay
Florida Atlantic University
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Florida School Nutrition Association
Food Conservation Alliance
Food Recovery Network
Holy Cross Health
Jewish Federation of Broward
Keep Charlotte Beautiful, Inc.
Manatee County Government
MPISFL - Meeting Professionals International
NF Green Chamber
Nourishing Lives Inc.
O-Town Compost Inc.
Pinellas County Department of Solid Waste
Recycle Florida Today
Remote Hospitality Team
Sarasota County Sustainability
School District of Palm Beach County
SKAL International Miami chapter
South Florida Hunger Coalition
Sunflower Discount Grocery Liquidation
Sustainable Events Network, Florida & Caribbean
SWFL RESET Center
The CLEO Institute
The Miami Beach EDITION
The Society of St Andrew
Title IV, Part A, DOE
University of Florida IFAS Extension Family Nutrition Program
University of Miami
Volusia County Solid Waste Division
World Wildlife Fund