Percentage of food thrown away in the U.S. that ends up in the landfill .
Environmental Protection Agency
INDIVIDUAL CHALLENGE: Before you shop this week, survey your kitchen to see what you already have, and use Meal Prep Mate to help you plan your meals.
GROUP CHALLENGE: Consider these tips on selecting food the next time you are eating at your institution, and practice mindful eating at least once a day.
For more tips, check out the 6 Ways to Shop Smart and Waste Less infographic.
Looking for prayer to supplement your fast? Check out these daily reflections from Lent 2020 on food, faith, and climate inspired by the Lenten Food Waste Fast.
We would love to hear about your #LentenFoodWasteFast journey! Tag us on Instagram @ignatiansolidarity or use the hashtag. Don’t have Instagram? Share pictures via our report-back form.
Brenna Davis is director of Education for Justice and environmental initiatives for the Ignatian Solidarity Network. She graduated from Boston College in 2010 and served in Cleveland as a Jesuit Volunteer. She previously taught theology, coached cross country, and served as main office coordinator at Saint Martin de Porres, Cleveland’s Cristo Rey High School. During her time there she was the self-proclaimed assistant to the director of facilities in all sustainability initiatives on campus. She is a certified spiritual director and a Cuyahoga County Master Recycler.
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