Here are the facts: -Food waste and food insecurity in the U.S. have reached unprecedented highs and continue to rise at alarming rates. 1 in 7 Americans face food insecurity today. -In 2010, Americans threw out 34 million tons of food while 17 million households (~50 million people) were food insecure. -25% of all fresh water and 300+ million barrels of oil are used to produce food that no one eats. -Americans throw out $165 billion worth of food.