Don’t Waste LA

Don’t Waste LA

We’re proud to be part of this group
working to increase LA’s recycling and composting, while cleaning up a historically dirty and dangerous industry.  The City of Los Angeles has adopted a Zero Waste LA policy that will transform the our waste and recycling system, making it cheaper to recycle and compost and more expensive to throw things away.  Under the new system businesses will be required to donate edible food rather than throwing it away.

We’re working to make Los Angeles a global model of sustainability

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Food Forward

For the past fifteen years, Waste Not Want Not Now has been picking up food being thrown away by grocery stores and restaurants and delivering it to organizations that serve people who are homeless. WNWNnow coordinates over 700 volunteer hours per year and during the summer of 2017 recovered 10,000 pounds of Farmers Market […]

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Tristram Stuart: The global food waste scandal | Talk Video –

Tristram Stuart: The global food waste scandal | Talk Video |  

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Sunday Suppers

Connect homeless or recently housed guests and community members over a healthy plant based meal.  Using food donated from local farmers markets, chefs will create a menu featuring fresh seasonal produce. Produced in conjunction with Food Forward and The Center, and featured in a campaign to draw attention to the issues of homelessness, food waste […]

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Our Mission

Waste Not Want Not helps reduce hunger, and decrease global warming, by providing Los Angeles area homeless

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Volunteer Program

Our volunteers are working to make a difference – picking up food that is being thrown out by bakeries, grocery stores, restaurants and farmers markets and delivering it to shelters throughout the city of Los Angeles.  

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The US wastes up to 40% of food each year, with around 130 pounds of food per person ending up in landfills. There food breaks down releasing methane gas and creates 20 times more heat than carbon dioxide,  worsening global warming. Waste Not Want Not Now diverts excess food to charities that serve the homeless and […]

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