Please ask Walmart to decrease food waste in its Greater Sacramento stores!
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We are asking Walmart to stop food waste by offering slightly imperfect produce to customers. We shoppers have come to expect perfect looking fruit and vegetables, but the fact is, odd shaped produce contains equal nutrients. Right now most of it rots in the fields and is plowed under. But retailers like Walmart could still make a profit on it and sell it at a lower cost than that we are used to seeing.
As America's Farm to Fork community, we know the care put into growing these fruits and vegetables and believe it is not right to throw it away! We know you can help!
In Yolo County there are 36,000 people who skip meals each day and in Sacramento County 280,000 people live below the poverty line. Sacramento Food Bank feeds 150,000 people each month. Those suffering from hunger need access to lower cost, fresh, nutritious food to stay healthy.
Did you know that we throw away nearly 26% of all produce before it even reaches the grocery store due mostly to cosmetic standards from large grocers that dictate exactly how fruits and veggies should look. If produce fails to make the grade for size, shape, or color, retailers deem it "ugly" and refuse to sell it in their stores. Billions of pounds of good, healthy produce goes uneaten because it’s not pretty!
Walmart’s multiple stores in our area could make a dent in the 40% waste of food grown in our local agricultural bounty.
Please sign the petition asking Walmart to start offering this discounted, perfectly healthy, and delicious produce in Sacramento area, Woodland, and Dixon.
Walmart: as residents and customers of the Greater Sacramento area, we encourage you to start selling “ugly” produce that is healthy, cost-efficient, and environmentally-friendly!
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