Column: Help solve food waste, defeat insecurity

Amy Marvin is president/CEO of the Hawaii Foodbank. Attaining our state’s food sustainability goals should be more than just increasing local food production here. We should also be ensuring our current food supply doesn’t go to waste.
In Hawaii, nearly one quarter of all food and beverage purchases end up in the trash. On Oahu, this equates to about 425 pounds of food waste per household per year. That’s 121,741,250 pounds of food that gets thrown away in a year just on Oahu alone. And that includes just residential waste.