Prevent Wasted Food at Home
According to Oregon DEQ, 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 Feeding America estimates 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
|Take the Challenge|
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 - Keep fruits and vegetables fresh|
Other smart strategies your family can practice
|GET SMART - Measure how much food your family throws away over four weeks.|
|SMART SAVING - Eat what you buy|
|SMART SHOPPING - Buy what you need.|
|SMART PREP - Prepare now and eat later.|
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.
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.
503-526-2665 or email Recyclingmail@BeavertonOregon.gov