There are times when we go to a restaurant and order food but don’t finish it all. Everyone has experienced this at some point, at least once. In fact, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with this. You shouldn’t force yourself to eat more than you feel is enough. Instead of throwing the leftovers away, however, a better way to be more sustainable with your food is to take the rest home for another time.
There are people all around the world, even in your city, who go hungry every day. You might be wondering what you can do to combat this issue. That’s what this article is for - to answer that question.
So these are four things you can do to combat world hunger.
1. Buy local and in-season food.
This is rather simple and easy enough. When you create your grocery list, try to put more in-season produce rather than off-season produce. Not only will it be better for the environment and combat hunger, but it’ll also taste better than the off-season produce would. When you’re actually buying your produce, try to buy it locally grown as well. If you can, buy it from a farmer’s market!
2. Try not to waste as much food.
Freeze fresh produce and leftovers if you don’t have the chance to eat them before they go bad. If you go to a restaurant and don’t finish your food, take it home if you can! Minimize your food wastage.
3. Buy Funny Fruit.
So many fruits and vegetables are thrown out or aren’t bought before they go bad, just because they’re oddly or weirdly shaped or the color is slightly different from the norm. They’re just as good for cooking and eating as more normally shaped produce, so buy them instead of the regular produce!
4. Be a temporary vegetarian!
Consume less meat and become vegetarian for just one day a week. This isn’t as difficult as it might sound, and has many benefits. It’s healthier, more sustainable, and decreases your carbon footprint on this world!
These are four simple ways to combat hunger as you go about your days normally!
Which one will you try first?