It is estimated that in the U.S. alone, the average family throws away 20 pounds of food every month. Yet, 1 in 6 Americans still struggle with hunger. In an effort to reduce waste while promoting community engagement, several new initiatives are encouraging diners.
My favorite one listed is L.A.'s "Swipes for Homeless," a project that utilizes college students uneaten meals. At the end of the semester, swipes are converted into nutritious meal packages and given to a local homeless shelter.