save money – help local families in need – go green
How It Works
Signing up is easy, and participating is FREE! It’s a win-win-win: good for your business, our community, and the environment!
1. Sign Up: Contact Mark Peterson at email@example.com or call at (360) 647-7093 x116 to let him know you’d like to sign up.
2. Contact Us: Let Mark know when you have surplus food.
3. We Pick it Up! Prepare your food for a free pickup and we will transport it to a hunger relief agency in Whatcom County.
What about food safety & liability issues?
We work closely with the Whatcom County Health Department, and donors are protected by the 1996 Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donation Act. The law protects good-faith donors from civil and criminal liability should the product later cause harm to recipients.
Do I really have enough food to donate?
What are the beneﬁts to donating?
Who Else is Participating?
Why does it matter?
One in four Whatcom County residents is food insecure.
In Whatcom County, 27.53% of residents and 21.5% of the low-income population live in a food desert. Our program looks to serve these areas in need.
Food Waste By the Numbers:
· The cost of wasted food in the USA is $218 Billion/year
· The amount of food thrown away in the United States in 2012 would have been enough to feed 190 million adults every day that year.
· Farmers and producers use around 25% of all of America’s fresh water just to produce the food that nobody eats.
· Reducing wasted food is in the top three of solutions to mitigate climate change
Thank you to our sustainable business development sponsors
The Squatch Waste Campaign is also funded through a grant from the Department of Ecology