National Consumers League

Our Wasteful Nation

How much do you really know about food waste in America? The National Consumers League is launching a new project examining the amount of food consumers let expire or simply throw out in America. In the interest of effectively feeding our nation we want to educate consumers about the breadth of the problem and highlight responsible practices for managing food waste. As a nation, we are throwing away massive quantities of food as tens of millions of Americans struggle to find food to put on the table. These questions about food waste will shock you!










If we could reduce our food loss by 15%, how many more Americans could be fed each year?