THE IMPORTANCE OF

FOOD RECOVERY

According to Fresh From Florida, food recovery is important for the following reasons.

  • Millions of pounds of surplus fresh fruit and vegetables are destroyed each year.
  • Forty percent of the food produced in the U.S. goes uneaten each year.
  • Food makes up over one-fifth of total landfill weight, releasing methane into the environment.
  • One in six American families is food insecure, including over 13 million kids.

FLORIDA FOOD RECOVERY PROGRAM

FOOD RECOVERY

PROCESS

The food recovery process begins when food banks receive USDA food, as well as other donations from non-government entities, that are then distributed to the public or provided to Sub-Distribution Agencies (SDA) and/or Local Distribution Agencies (LDAs) for distribution to recipients.

To learn more about the food recovery process, view the organizational and process flow chart below.

FOOD RECOVERY CHART

For more information on Food Donations click below:

FL FORCE FOOD DONATIONS
FDACS

FOOD RECOVERY

Florida Statute, 595.420 instructs FDACS to publish a Food Recovery Brochure annually which includes any feeding agency, regardless of whether they are under contract, that is interested in becoming involved in food recovery programs.

FL STATUTE 595.420

 

Florida Food Waste Prevention Week
Florida Food Waste Prevention Week is a dynamic and comprehensive week filled with special activities and events designed to raise awareness and inspire behavior change to reduce food waste at home, work and in our communities. Learn more about how you can join throughout the week using the button below.
April 5 - 9, 2021