One Retail Donation can Mitigate 18,000lbs of CO2!
Food Banks are important for conservation. Food that might have been thrown away is instead donated to food banks, who can then distribute it to communities in need. Yearly, food banks save 2.68 million metric Tons of food, mitigating over 10 billion kg of CO2 emissions. In 2020, Second Harvest itself has mitigated over 4,000,000 kg of CO2 emissions through food donated to us that would otherwise have gone to a landfill.
Between 20-25% of resources used to produce food in the United States are wasted – over 30 trillion gallons of water, and 170 million acres of farmland. We are glad to be part of the ongoing global effort to reduce this needless waste.