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Food waste reduction documents for residents

Wasted food makes up nearly one-fifth of Philadelphia’s residential waste stream. To begin changing this, the Office of Sustainability launched the Eat Away at Food Waste campaign. The campaign shares tools and resources to help prevent wasted food in our homes.

The documents on this page include:

  • Useful information about food storage to help fresh foods last longer in your pantry, fridge, or freezer.
  • A worksheet to help you plan for meals and use up foods you already have on hand.

All the documents are print-ready.

Name Description Released Format
Produce storage tip sheet (English) PDF How to store fruits and vegetables to keep them fresh longer. April 13, 2022
Produce storage tip sheet (Spanish) PDF Information in Spanish about how to store fruits and vegetables to keep them fresh longer. April 13, 2022
Food freezing tip sheet (English) PDF How to properly preserve foods by freezing them, plus tips on how to use up your frozen foods. April 13, 2022
Food freezing tip sheet (Spanish) PDF Information in Spanish about how to properly preserve foods by freezing them, plus tips on how to use up your frozen foods. April 13, 2022
Know Before You Go meal planner (English) PDF A worksheet with space to plan a week’s worth of meals and write down what groceries you’ll need. April 13, 2022
Know Before You Go meal planner (Spanish) PDF A worksheet in Spanish with space to plan a week’s worth of meals and write down what groceries you’ll need. April 13, 2022

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