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Approximately 40% of all food produced is wasted.

Reducing Food Waste is Easier than You Think

Being smarter consumers of resources will help individuals and businesses maximize their food budgets. It will also empower us to make a positive impact socially, economically and environmentally.
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Food Tips

Reduce food waste in your daily life with these helpful tips from our Shelf Life Guide. Doing so will prevent the food you buy from going to waste. And the food you don’t purchase can be donated by growers and grocers, then redirected to our neighbors in need.
Food Tips Tomatoes
Most fruits and vegetables — except tomatoes — should be refrigerated. It helps them last longer and it usually makes them taste better.
Food Tips Bananas
Many fresh or prepared foods are labeled with a "Sell-By" date as a guide for how long the item should be displayed for sale before quality deteriorates.
Food Tips Apples
Extremely hot (over 100˚ F) and cold (below 30˚ F) temperatures can damage canned goods and make them go bad.
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Resources

Further With Food Logo

Further with Food provides comprehensive information about food loss and waste in the United States and about solutions dedicated to reducing it. This virtual resource center offers a broad spectrum of users – such as businesses, government entities, investors, NGOs, academics, and individuals...

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Farmers Against Hunger Logo

Farmers Against Hunger (FAH) was started in 1996 as a way to enable farmers throughout New Jersey to contribute their extra produce to those in need. Prior to the development of Farmers Against Hunger a few farmers tried to donate produce to their local food bank or food pantries, but transportation was always a problem...

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Feeding America Logo

Feeding America’s mission is to feed America’s hungry through a nationwide network of member food banks and engage our country in the fight to end hunger. With the support of our generous partners, the Feeding America network is meeting the needs of families across the country and helping them find the strength to move forward and flourish...

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NJ residents on average throw away 325 pounds of food per person annually.*

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6735 Black Horse Pike, Egg Harbor Twp. NJ 08234
609-383-8843 https://cfbnj.org/
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31 Evans Terminal, Hillside NJ 07205
908-355-3663 https://cfbnj.org/
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1501 John Tipton Boulevard, Pennsauken, NJ 08110
856-662-4884 https://foodbanksj.org/
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824 Silvia Street, Ewing, NJ 08628
609-406-0503 https://mercerstreetfriends.org/
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201 N. Broad Street, Phillipsburg, NJ 08865
908-454-4322 https://norwescap.org/
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350 Marshall Street Phillipsburg, NJ 08865
908-454-7000 https://norwescap.org/

Reach out to your local food bank

Contact a local food bank to learn which foods are most in demand. Get tips and toolkits on how to start your own food drives.

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