Donate surplus food to feed hungry people. More than 41 million people in the U.S. are considered food insecure. Food donation is a unique opportunity to support both waste reduction efforts and alleviate hunger.
In Durango, considering donating excess safe, edible food to the Durango Food Bank or Manna Soup Kitchen. Check the website or call ahead to make sure that you are donating food that can be safely rescued for others to enjoy.
Get in touch with the Good Food Collective, a local non-profit working on food security, food justice and our regional food economy to find our more about food rescue and volunteering opportunities. Their online community gleaning platform connects fruit tree owners looking for people to harvest and use their fruit, with community members and volunteer groups looking to harvest for donation to food banks and pantries.
Consider feeding food scraps to your animals, or asking around to see if anyone else has hungry animals who would gobble them up. Check out our annual Pumpkin Drop-off to ensure your fall gourds end up feeding hungry farm animals rather than leaving them out as bear attractants, or chucking them in the trash.