Some Evanston residents aren’t sure when they’ll get their next meal, all while upwards of 40 percent of once edible food sits rotting in local landfills emitting climate changing methane gas. Together let’s work to end hunger and protect our environment by passing a food recovery ordinance that reflects the values of Evanston.
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Evanston produces an estimated 270 tons of foods waste a week.
One in seven Evanston residents suffers from food insecurity.
TONS of food waste
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Food Waste (HBO)
Food waste produces methane gas which is 20x more harmful for our environment than carbon dioxide (CO2).