Forgotten leftovers. Old milk. Half-eaten meals. Do you find yourself throwing away food but wishing there was a better way? 

We’re Make Food Not Waste–a community of people who know that food is better eaten than wasted. It’s better for your budget, better for our community, and better for our planet.

As a country, we throw away 40% of all of the food we grow. When we throw away food, we throw away all of those resources that went into growing, transporting, selling and cooking it. And when it breaks down in landfills, it gives off the powerful greenhouse gas methane which is a big part of why our climate is getting hotter.

Fortunately, it’s easy to cut down on what gets thrown away! First step? Join us! Sign up to hear about upcoming events, volunteer opportunities and new ways to cut waste where you live and work.



Why Food Waste

Wasted food is the food that can otherwise be eaten but is thrown away. In the U.S., we waste 40% of the food we grow and most of that happens at home. That waste costs money — estimates are that families of four can save anywhere from $1600 – $2200 a year by not throwing as much food away. And it costs our environment because food that rots in landfills turns into a greenhouse gas that makes the earth hotter.



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Make Food Not Waste is a community organization dedicated to reducing the amount of food that goes to waste in Southeast Michigan. Through public events, education outreach and community presentations, we give people the tools they need to waste less where they live and work.