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Food Waste Weekend

September 07 - September 09

12:00 am - 11:59 pm

A shared opportunity for clergy of all faiths to raise awareness on food waste and hunger!

Join congregations and faith leaders across the country the first weekend in September to highlight this emerging social and environmental justice challenge plaguing our communities. Clergy from across the faith spectrum will be speaking about food waste – the practical problem as well as the ensuing moral/ethical issues – from their own faith perspective during their weekly sermon.

Over 1 billion TONS of food is wasted globally every year.

Presentations in your congregation can be offered about:

  • the staggering amount of food waste we generate in this country while millions still face food insecurity;
  • how to create meaningful programs that address food insecurity and divert food from the local landfill;
  • conducting a waste audit for your own congregation and making a viable plan to reduce waste; and
  • so much more!

Incredible resources to support your faith community’s plan can found at the Food Waste Weekend website or reach out to the GIPL team for help in planning a meaningful event. 

HINT: Your house of worship can incorporate these event resources into a special event any time of year. But if you can, register your event for September 7-9 at  Even if you cannot participate during the official Food Waste Weekend, we encourage you to hold an event around food waste sometime during the month of September!

Still not sure about how food waste is an issue? Consider this fascinating article to inspire action.

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