The new “Save the Food” public service campaign is a partnership between the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and the Ad Council.
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April 2016


"Save The Food": New national public service campaign

SaveTheFood campaign video

Forget farm-to-table. 40% of our food follows a farm-to-landfill model. This video  - by the creators of Smokey the Bear (Ad Council) and the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) - shows the journey of a strawberry from the farm to the refrigerator to the garbarge, highlighting the resources that it takes to bring food to consumers. Watch here

Spoiler Alert CEO speaks at Ocean State Job Lot event


Our CEO Ricky Ashenfelter was invited to speak at the Ocean State Job Lot send-off event to promote their “Three Square Meals” hunger relief program to alleviate the problem of food insecurity throughout the Northeast.

The program will distribute over 100 tractor trailer loads of food throughout the year to 15 food banks, which will redistribute to thousands of pantries, kitchens, and meal insecurity sites across six New England states, New York, and New Jersey. Read more here

Spoiler Alert featured in Improper Bostonian


Improper Bostonian featured us in their April issue, highlighting some of our Boston-based users like Daily Table, Lovin’ Spoonfuls, Food for Free, and the East Boston YMCA Teaching Kitchen. Read more here

3 surprising statistics about food waste & the environment


There are obvious financial and social implications of wasting food, but oftentimes, the environmental impact of food waste is overlooked. We explore three statistics that highlight how damaging food waste can be to our planet. Read more here

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The more users on the Spoiler Alert platformthe easier it becomes to recover otherwise wasted food. The larger our network, the larger impact we can all have on our community. Thank you for your help and support!


What we're reading

  • The importance of food policy councils | Lucky Peach

  • This produce distributor is reinventing its approach to food waste | Edible Manhattan
  • Zero waste in San Francisco and New York: A tale of two cities  | Huffington Post

  • Experts identify packaging solutions to address food waste | Packaging Digest

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