EPA Food Recovery Challenge

EPA Food Recovery Challenge

In the United States, 31 percent of our food supply is wasted. This also means that all the water, energy and resources put into growing and providing that food are wasted. To help reduce this waste, ADEQ is an endorser for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Food Recovery Challenge (FRC).

As an endorser, ADEQ offers resources that encourage Arizona restaurants, grocery stores and cafeterias to follow the Food Recovery Hierarchy (see chart below). This hierarchy provides simple food management strategies that allow businesses to both reduce their contributions to Arizona landfills, but also to feed millions of citizens and receive a tax write-off in the process. 

Learn more about how your business can improve the lives of others in your community that are in need | Take the Food Recovery Challenge >