Food waste is a growing concern in our country – did you know that as much as $49 billion worth of edible food is wasted every year? Meanwhile, approximately 6.9 million people in Canada experience food insecurity. To help support this issue and conquer food waste, here are three easy and helpful tips that you can implement in your daily life.

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Grocery Shop Mindfully

Grocery shopping with a plan can make a world of difference. Buy only what you need, and don’t be afraid of the ‘ugly’ produce – they taste just as good but are more likely to be left behind and eventually thrown away. Reduce food waste in your kitchen by storing leftovers in airtight containers so they’re just as fresh and tasty the next day and look for creative ways to incorporate commonly discarded items in your dishes – like using carrot and herb stems to make a pesto, or pickle turning cucumbers and dehydrate overripe bananas for healthy snacks.

Food Waste
Photo via Second Harvest

Support Brands that Give Back to the Community

Support the brands that are making a difference like Two Good, a yogurt with only two grams of sugar and eight grams of protein per 95-gram serving that is meeting two key consumer demands – the demand for nutritious, wholesome yogurt and the demand to know the products they’re purchasing support the community at large. Two Good ™ has partnered with Second Harvest’s Food Rescue Program – the largest food rescue program in the country – to help prevent surplus food from being wasted by collecting it and redistributing it to feed those in need. 

Through Two Good ™’s work with Second Harvest, Two Good is providing a whopping 83,000 rescued meals to Canadians across the country.

Donate Locally

When in doubt, look nearby to help out. Clever rhyme, eh? But in all seriousness, if you want to impact those in your community, seek local food programs in your city. Whether you’re donating a few dollars a month, adding a package to the grocery store donation bin, or volunteering your time at a food bank – every action makes a difference. 

If you would like to learn more about Two Good and their partnership with Second Harvest, you can visit the website link below.