Hunger and Waste in California and the US

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Hunger and Waste in California and the US

  1. 1. Hunger and Waste in California and the US Kiran Sridhar 5/29/2010 www.wastenofood.org Twitter: @wastenofood wastenofoodorg@gmail.com Work In Progress Saturday, May 29, 2010
  2. 2. Reasons for Hunger Supply far exceeds needs ~12.5 billion tons of food from farms in California is wasted <Farm Waste> ~2.5 million tons of prepared food in California is wasted <Prepared Food Waste> Cafeterias <New Category> Nationwide 100 Billion tons of food is wasted Kiran Sridhar 4/29/2010 Saturday, May 29, 2010
  3. 3. Farm Waste Why is food wasted? unharvested due to resources market prices are low Why do they not Pumpkins rotting in a farm donate? labor costs transportation costs not knowing who needs their produce Unharvested corn in a field Kiran Sridhar 4/29/2010 Saturday, May 29, 2010
  4. 4. Prepared food Waste Why? expired shelf space Why do they not donate? liability fears (Good Samaritan Law) transportation not knowing who needs it Return Kiran Sridhar 4/29/2010 Saturday, May 29, 2010
  5. 5. Cafeterias Corporate cafeterias Ebay, Google, Cisco, Apple School cafeterias Nueva school Other private schools Banquets in hotels Kiran Sridhar 4/29/2010 Saturday, May 29, 2010
  6. 6. Food Banks Why don’t food banks collect the wasted food? don’t know where the excess food is don’t have credentials to show their legitimacy Lack of resources Foodbank Slideshow Kiran Sridhar 4/29/2010 Saturday, May 29, 2010
  7. 7. My solution Create a website: wastenofood.org farms, restaurants, coffee shops post excess food on the website aid groups can see what is available access based on location Will approach corporations and schools not being addressed at all Food is diverted from landfills to people who need it efficiently Kiran Sridhar 4/29/2010 Saturday, May 29, 2010
  8. 8. Why it works Concerns Addressed Raises awareness of hunger in communities by Don’t Know who needs using the web and social media Only legitimate charities will be able to access Don’t know if they are genuine information Businesses have no incentive to donate Social Media increases visibility of the issue Aid groups access information based on location Transportation minimizes shipping costs Aid groups will glean excess crop and pay for Cost transportation Liability fears Educate about Good Samaritan Law By diverting surplus food from landfills to hungry people, we help the environment too! Kiran Sridhar 4/29/2010 Saturday, May 29, 2010

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