Environmental Stewardship

PLEASE, don’t waste food

Food waste comprises more than 20% of garbage in landfills and is a significant source of methane gas – a greenhouse gas - as it rots, according the Environmental Protection Agency. Nationally, we waste almost 40% of all food produced. We can avoid wasting food by not over buying, properly storing it, and eating leftovers before they become scientific experiments. Avoid scraping edible food into the trash. If you have some vegetables and fruits that are past their prime, toss them in a blender with a little local honey and presto – a nutritious smoothie! When those parish meals are finished, take home leftovers or donate them to food pantries, food banks, or food rescue programs.