People go to bed hungry every night in nearly 7 million households in the U.S., according to a report published last month by the National Commission on Hunger.
And yet, Americans throw away 40 percent of our food—the equivalent of $165 billion each year—according to the National Resources Defense Council.
Can we distribute food to those who need it? Rather than bury it in landfills, where it generates methane emissions that heat up the Earth’s atmosphere?
On December 7, 2015, U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree, (D-Maine) introduced H.R. 4184, the Food Recovery Act.
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