Forty percent of all food in the United States goes uneaten, an amount equivalent to $165 billion annually.
All of this wasted food is staggering considering, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 17.5 million U.S. households are food insecure.
Freezing means less wasted food and access to well-balanced, portion-controlled nutritious meals in every season and community. Frozen foods are often lower in cost-per-serving and have a much greater shelf life than fresh or refrigerated foods, helping reduce food spoilage and waste. Frozen foods are utilized in federal feeding programs because of these attributes. Frozen fruits, vegetables and prepared meals can be used when needed, portioned accordingly and/or stored for later use.