What we eat matters. Shopping locally, storing food to last, and knowing when food is safe or spoiled are keys to preventing food waste, and food waste is a big deal.

Shop Smart

Shop your refrigerator before going to the store

Buy only what you need (Save the Food)

Make a plan to use it all by finding recipes in advance (Ends + Stems)

Shop Local

Check out local SF Farmers Markets, open year round

Eat seasonal fruits and vegetables

Cook Creatively

Use food scraps to make stock, breadcrumbs, and other creative ideas.

Tips and hacks to make the most of your ingredients (Love Food Hate Waste)

Keep it Fresh

How to make produce last longer and stay fresh

10-minute reality check to save money and prevent food waste (StopFoodWaste)

Tips for understanding food labels and expiration dates


Reducing food waste is the highest priority, but composting is also essential. Composting supports a healthier environment by reducing emissions and creating nutrient-rich soil to grow food. 

Request a free compost pail and start composting today