Raise awareness for food waste especially in grocery store chains, and bring an end to it.
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Did you know that 42.2 million people are food insecure and don't know where there next meal is going to come from and did you know that 1.5 million people from Illinois go hungry every day? These are substantial numbers, but what is more pressing is that there is enough food in the world and in the U.S. to feed everyone, however it is being wasted.
That is why Jack and I have set out to raise awareness and hopefully make a change in the direction of ending hunger and food waste, especially in the Chicagoland area. As part of the social justice action project, we have decided to target one of the larger grocery store chains in Chicago because they are major culprits of food waste. We want to create a petition with a 100 signature goal that will be sent to the CEO of Mariano's explaining how large grocery store chains, like themselves waste food, especially fresh produce that might not be physically appealing. Along with this petition, we have decided to create a poster to raise awareness for food waste that will better explain food waste, the effects of food waste, and show that it can stop.
Both the poster and petition will be sent to the Mariano CEO and we will be hoping for a response. We will need as much help as we can get to raise awareness for food waste, and if you are interested in signing the petition or helping us with the poster, let us know so we can help bring an end to food waste in grocery store chain and in Chicago.
- Grocery Stores are responsible for 10% of food waste in America, that is 133 billion pounds of food
- Food in grocery stores in overstocked and is expected to be cosmetically appealing
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