Prevent Wasted Food  at Home


Food accounts for nearly 30 percent of all household garbage going into the landfill. About 40 percent of the food grown in the United States goes uneaten, yet one in seven Americans lacks a secure supply of food. Learn more about why preventing food waste matters. 
By making small shifts in how we shop, prepare and store food, we can waste less, save money and conserve the valuable resources associated with food production.

About the Campaign

The Eat Smart, Waste Less Challenge is an opportunity for families in the Metro, Tri-county area to reduce the amount of food waste at home. Beaverton, Gresham and Washington County are providing information, tools, resources and support to families taking the Challenge. Challengers start by taking a pledge to practice SMART STORAGE by keeping their fruits and vegetables fresh. More smart strategies and tools are also available.

Take the Eat Smart, Waste Less Challenge

ClickHereButton1.png The City of Beaverton is asking families to take a step to reduce food waste at home. The first step to take the Eat Smart, Waste Less Challenge is to pledge to practice SMART STORAGE by keeping your fruits and vegetables fresh. Click on the box to the left to take the Challenge and start today. City staff will follow up with you on opportunities to get tools and support to help you with your Challenge.

Learn more about SMART STORAGE

Smart-storage-button.jpg SMART STORAGE - Keep fruits and vegetables fresh

Get support online

Connect with other Eat Smart, Waste Less Challengers and volunteers who are ready to answer your questions on the Facebook group. Or use #EatSmartWasteLessChallenge on Twitter.

Other smart strategies your family can practice

Get smart button.jpg GET SMART - Measure how much food your family throws away over four weeks.
smart savings button.jpg SMART SAVING - Eat what you buy.
smart shopping button.jpg SMART SHOPPING - Buy what you need.
smart prep button.jpg SMART PREP - Prepare now and eat later.


Thank you to the West Coast Climate & Materials Management Forum and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for developing strategies to reduce household food waste.

Contact us

503-526-2665 or e-mail