Americans waste more than 150 billion dollars of food each year!
Whether it’s an oddly shaped tomato or a less-than-beautiful ear of corn — eating with our eyes ultimately leads to the loss of countless, edible crops in the name of beauty.
Thanks to a Virginia non-profit, more and more of that waste is now being curbed.
The Society of St. Andrew gleans crops from fields across the U.S. and Virginia each year — salvaging millions of pounds of produce for those in need.
After several decades of education and outreach, St. Andrew (which relies on gifts from farmers and dedicated volunteers) is now breaking records when it comes to saving and re-gifting foods from America’s fields.
Virginia Farm Bureau reporter, Patrick Dunn, has more on the mission and how you can get involved from Frederick County.