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Love Food, Fight Waste

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The Love Food, Fight Waste program is meant to offer community members resources and information on how to reduce food waste. Launched on Stop Food Waste Day (April 27, 2022), community members can look forward to a new topic each month that will include a variety of ways to get involved and learn, including videos, calls to action, blog posts, and more. 

Pick up your free refrigerator magnet today at either the City Hall front desk (410 E Washington Street, Iowa City) or at Table to Table (Pepperwood Plaza, 1049 US-6 E, Iowa City)!

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Best By, Sell By, Oh My! Take a look at “best by” and “sell by” dates on food items and what they actually mean. You might be surprised to learn that, except for baby formula, those dates are not food safety recommendations.

Keep your food fresh longer. Avoid playing the “what was that?” game while looking through your fridge. You can make your food last longer by storing it in optimal conditions and organizing your fridge and pantry.

Keep food waste at bay this holiday. Food waste significantly increases from November to New Year’s. Why? Several major holidays take place during this two-month window that involve gatherings and celebrations oftentimes centered around food. Learn some simple tips to be proactive and creative in your approach to food in an effort to reduce waste.

Shop to reduce food waste. Moldy bread, sour milk, and wilted veggies — these are all common outcomes of buying too much food. Reduce food waste at home and save money by following our easy, simple tips on how to shop to reduce food waste.

Rethink and revive your food. Bread, fruit, and vegetables are just a few food categories at risk of getting wasted when items appear stale, bruised, or wilted. Embracing food imperfections with a little culinary creativity can significantly reduce food waste and save you money!

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Support from Community Organizations

A sincere thank you to the following local groups and non-profit organizations for sharing monthly Love Food, Fight Waste content with their social networks to help our community reduce food waste! We appreciate your support!

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Physical Address: 1049 US-6 E, Iowa City, IA 52240

Mailing Address: PO Box 2596, Iowa City, IA 52244

Phone: 319.337.3400

Table to Table is a 501(C)3 non-profit organization (EIN 42-1457219)