The Save the Food Coalition wants to have the Austin City Counsel amend the Universal Recycling Ordinance. The Organics Diversion portion of the ordinance is severely flawed in that it allows FOOD perfectly suitable for human consumption be discarded. Austin Resource Recovery suggests and encourages donating the leftovers; but food related businesses are not listening. Hundreds of ton of food are still being wasted. By council members voting YES to this improved ordinance the whole city will benefit from a guaranteed flow of a valuable resource, food insecure members of our community will have a their hunger problems nearly solved and we will all benefit from a better understanding of the scope of the food waste problem in Austin

Define food, quantify it, manage it.

If France can do it, we can too; but better.

Feed the people, not the compost piles!