Go Green: Eat Smart Waste Less

Food accounts for nearly 30 percent of all household garbage going into food-waste.jpgthe landfill. About 40 percent of the food grown in the United States goes uneaten, yet one in six Americans lacks a secure supply of food. Learn more about why preventing food waste matters.

By making small shifts in how we shop, prepare and store food, we can waste less, save money and conserve the valuable resources associated with food production

The Eat Smart, Waste Less Challenge is an opportunity for families in the Metro, Tri-county area to reduce the amount of food waste at home. Beaverton, Gresham and Washington County are providing information, tools, resources and support to families taking the Challenge. Challengers start by taking a pledge to practice SMART STORAGE by keeping their fruits and vegetables fresh. More smart strategies and tools are also available.

To learn more about the challenge, click here.

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