About Us

Save the Food, San Diego! encourages everyone to play a part in reducing wasted food.

Our Impact

If we all act together…

If every San Diegan saved just one pound of food from going to waste each month, in one year, the carbon savings would be the equivalent of planting 600,000 trees! Source: California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, EPA Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator

Right now, over 1 million San Diegans are already engaging in learning about and reducing their food waste. Source: Save The Food, San Diego! impact figures from 2018-2021

We’ve seen San Diegans reduce their household food waste by 38% over a year of taking action. Source: Based on the Save The Food, San Diego! EcoChallenge pilot program

  • Reduce Food Waste At Home

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  • Reduce Food Waste At Your Food Business

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  • Find Ways to Get Involved

    Learn about volunteer opportunities

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Our work would not be possible without the generosity of our donors. Please visit our main Funders page to see a complete list of supporters.

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