Wasted Food = Wasted Resources
The Amount of Wasted Food in Central Ohio is Equivalent to Wasting:
41 billion gallons of water By wasting food, each Central Ohio resident wastes 30 gallons
of water a year.
22 million gallons of gas Over 22 million gallons of gas are used every year to transport food that Central Ohioans throw away - enough to fuel 44,000 vehicles for a year.
160,000 acres of land Each person in Central Ohio requires an area of land larger than a basketball court to grow the food that they throw away each year.
400 Million Dollars Every year, the average family of four wastes $1,500 on food that is purchased but never eaten.
187 million meals For every Franklin County resident, 145 potential meals are landfilled each year.
337 billion pounds of food For every Franklin County resident, there are 260 pounds of food waste landfilled every year.
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