How the food shortage is affecting OneGenAway

How the food shortage is affecting OneGenAway

Whether by the emptier-than-normal grocery store shelves or the changing menus in restaurants, you have probably noticed something is going on with the food supply in the U.S. Actually, there’s something going on with the food supply globally. Food prices have reached...
Cooking on a budget when life gets busy

Cooking on a budget when life gets busy

Ft. Spencer Taylor, MNPS Executive Director of Nutrition Services We have fresh produce, dairy, and pantry staples at our Mobile Pantry, ready for whoever comes, no questions asked. It’s back to school for the kiddos and, let’s face it, for the adults too. The start...
The cost of food waste

The cost of food waste

Wasting food is expensive. Think about it; you’re not only losing opportunity cost. First of all, it takes a lot of money to get produce onto store shelves. You start with the land costs (acquisition, maintenance, taxes, etc.); farming costs (equipment...
When does food need to be rescued?

When does food need to be rescued?

We rescue food six days a week from grocery stores, restaurants, farms, and caterers. But why does the food need rescuing? Food waste is a huge issue in our country. According to the USDA, 30%-40% of our total food supply goes to waste.1 And we’re not just talking...