Wasted food is a major contributor to climate change. It means wasting the enormous amounts of water and energy that go into growing, harvesting, processing, transporting, and cooking our food. Additionally, food waste ends up in our landfills, and as it breaks down it produces planet-warming greenhouse gases like methane. Alexis Cromer is the food operations director at 412 Food Rescue and is part of the climate solution by recovering and rescuing excess foods from places that would otherwise throw it away, and getting it to people who need it in the Pittsburgh area. Alexis is helping to create a better world by addressing multiple issues: reducing food waste, fighting hunger, and addressing climate change through the inspiring work of 412 Food Rescue.
—Tuesday, March 22, 2022