We Fight Food Waste!

Our mission at Stop Food Waste Day is to ignite change regarding the global food waste issue. We do this by drawing attention to the problem, at the same time educating through engaging with society at all levels and sharing practical, creative, and impactful ways we can all change our behavior to minimize food waste.

33% of all food produced globally is lost or wasted every year
45% of root crops, fruit and vegetables produced globally is lost or wasted per year
$1,866 the annual cost of food wasted by the average American family
25% of the food wasted globally could feed all 795 million undernourished people in the world
8% of all greenhouse gas emissions each year are due to food loss and waste
You’re obviously keen to get involved, so here you’ll find suggestions for how to do so along with downloadable resources.
We've made it really easy for you to share your pledge across social media. Challenge your friends and colleagues too.



Learn from our global colleagues and partners about their innovative approaches to reducing food waste.


Our digital food waste cookbook features recipes which give a second life to ingredients that most commonly go to waste in home kitchens, including stale bread, bruised fruit & vegetables, and discarded peels.