• Food Waste at Alameda

    Good things are happening in the Alameda cafeteria! Since the beginning of school, just like at home, kids have been putting their food scraps in a bin destined for compost. This keeps about 80 pounds of food waste out of the garbage every day! While it’s great that this food waste can go somewhere to be turned into something useful (check out JC Biogas where the food waste is taken), it would be better if we didn’t create the waste at all (or at least try to minimize it). The food scraps need to be free of trash, so parent volunteers are monitoring the cafeteria's bussing station, reminding the students.  If you can help, here's a link:  http://www.signupgenius.com/index.cfm?go=s.signup&urlid=60b084caeab22a02-organics&view=standard 

     

    Volunteers monitoring the collection of food waste at lunch time have noticed many kids throwing away whole pieces of fruit, emptying untouched containers of vegetables, entirely uneaten sandwiches and other barely eaten packaged food items. We all want our kids to eat a nutritious lunch and have the energy they need to get through the day. So we’d like to encourage you to ask your kids to bring home what they don’t eat. This allows you to:

    1. know what your child is and isn’t eating.
    2. adjust the amount being packed for your child to minimize waste.
    3. save money!!

    Food for thought:

    • 34% of food waste is from over portioning or wasted food from people’s plates

    • 24%-35% of school lunches end up in the garbage

    • All the world’s nearly 1 billion hungry people could be lifted out of malnourishment on less than a 1/4 of the food wasted in the U.S., U.K. and Europe
  • Ask us how you can get involved!

    LEAD VOLUNTEER
    Will Musser
    wmusseriv@icloud.com 

     

    FACULTY MENTOR
    Torrey Bailey
    tbailey1@pps.net