Every year in America we throw away 96 billion pounds of food. That's 263 million pounds a day.
11 million pounds an hour. 3,000 pounds a second.
This is something that we can change in our lifetime. We imagine a world of empty dumpsters, good food in full bellies, and regular people leading sustainable lives. Send a message to the grocery stores and tell them that you care about the environment, food waste, and hungry people--and they should too!
Attention: Dan Bane, CEO
800 South Shamrock Avenue
Monrovia, CA 91016
Dear Dan Bane,
As part of the EAT TRASH Campaign to End Food Waste, I am writing to ask you to take Trader Joe’s to a whole new level as a community grocer. Please initiate a Zero Food Waste corporate-wide policy!
As stated in Trader Joe’s own radio advertisement, “Most things that seem impossible are surprisingly simple”. Ending food waste is not impossible!
Your reluctance to do so shows a disheartening lack of concern for people in need, hunger-related issues, the environment, and the local communities in which Trader Joe’s are located.
Trader Joe’s has a reputation as a caring, healthy, and environmentally friendly store. Please uphold this reputation by making the right decision to become a Zero Food Waste company. The Good Samaritan Act is already in place to legally protect and encourage such policies, so now it only remains a question of ethics and morals. If Trader Joe’s continues to refuse this policy, I will be forced to reconsider where I purchase my food.