Ugly Food of the North Donates 21k+ Pounds of Local Food in 2018
Posted On: November 9, 2018
“Ugly Food of the North was founded on educating our local community about the global problem of food waste. In the United States, it is estimated that 40% of food resources go to waste each year, resulting in an economic loss of over $165 billion a year. While thousands of fresh, healthy local food go to waste, 11.8% of Americans households were food insecure in 2017.
In Fargo-Moorhead, local organizations are stepping up to solve this problem by rescuing food that might have been wasted, and using it to feed the hungry. In the last growing season, a total of 21,094 pounds of locally grown fruits and vegetables was rescued and donated to charitable feeding organizations through Cass and Clay counties in 2018. This amount of food represents 17,578 meals for individuals and families in need.”
Learn more about each project, the amount rescued, and contact information for further details.