We waste too much food while people go hungry.
America produces more than enough food for everyone. The hard work and ingenuity of people growing our food
Plenty of Food
In fact, we produce so much food that we waste 40 percent of it. And yet millions of Americans are going hungry. That should not happen. We should not be literally throwing away the solution to hunger in our country. We should save the food and resources that would otherwise be wasted and get it to the people who need it.
We should have Zero Hunger in America.
Zero Hunger Means Getting The Plenty To The People
How do we move toward Zero Hunger? We need to know who is hungry, know where there are underutilized resources, and make a comprehensive plan to get these resources to people who need them. That’s a commitment to Zero Hunger.
We want college campuses to lead the way to zero hunger. We’re working to get college campuses to make commitments for zero hunger and make a plan for managing food waste to help people in need.
A country with more than enough food to go around should not tolerate anyone being hungry. Meeting the needs of every hungry person is not just about fulfilling the potential that each person has to contribute to society; it’s also a measure of our generosity and compassion. Zero Hunger campuses can show that, in a world of abundance, there’s no need for anybody to go hungry.
Zero Hunger UCs
In California, our goal is to get the UC campuses to commit to Zero Hunger on campus by 2030. While the UCs have already done a lot to address hunger on campus, there is more that needs to be done to make sure that no student is hungry on campus. We will continue to show support from students and meet with administrators to get a Zero Hunger commitment, as well as hosting food pantry fundraisers to alleviate hunger on campus in the short term.