Feed People Not Landfills: $3.5 million for food rescue will slash climate super pollutants

— Linda Mumma
Posted on May 19, 2021

Summary: As part of California’s fight against the climate crisis, California announced $3.5 million to 12 local projects that reduce climate super pollutants by redirecting still-fresh, surplus food to Californians who need it most. Food Waste Prevention and Rescue Grants use Cap and Trade proceeds to fund infrastructure that will turn fresh food that would otherwise be thrown away into millions of meals for Californians who desperately need them. The awarded projects aim to keep more than 152 million pounds of still-fresh food out of California landfills by preventing waste and increasing local capacity to collect, transport, store, and distribute more business and community food donations.