The 2018-2019 New York State Budget was finalized last week. Unfortunately, it did not include the Governor’s great proposal on food waste and as a result missed a huge opportunity to get healthy food to hungry New Yorkers and fight climate change.
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Governor Cuomo’s 2019 budget proposal includes two promising initiatives to address critical food-related issues—one on food waste and one on school food.
Two and a half million New Yorkers struggle to have enough to eat. At the same time, 40 percent of the food produced in this country is wasted—and here in New York, food makes up 18 percent of our municipal solid waste stream.
Today, the Urban School Food Alliance announced that three new school districts will join in its efforts to improve school food f
40% of food in America goes uneaten—it’s an almost unbelievable fact. Here in New York City, around 20% of our waste stream is food waste. For decades, this food waste has been sent to landfills where it produces methane, a potent greenhouse gas and large contributor to global warming.
This year’s New York State budget includes a huge victory for farmers and hunger advocates alike with the passage of the Farm to Food Bank Tax Credit!