Food Waste: Less is More

image of food waste from a grocery store

The Food Waste: Less is More program promotes strategies that can have a significant impact on reducing the amount of food being wasted in the City and County of Denver. As part of this project, Department of Public Health & Environment (DDPHE) provides food waste-reduction tips and resources to residents and businesses to help everyone waste less food, donate more food, and expand composting efforts.

Food Waste: Less is More encompasses a variety of programs and initiatives that strive to advance food systems. Reducing wasted food is one of Denver’s priorities in the Denver Food Vision, a document produced with extensive community input that sets a goal for the City to reduce wasted food by 57% by 2030.

Please click on Households or Businesses to learn more about the related programs, services and resources offered by DDPHE:

Additional Food Waste Resources



  • Olio: Olio is a free app that allows users to share food they don’t want or need with neighbors and friends.
  • FoodKeeper provides information on how long an item stays fresh either in the fridge, or once it has been frozen. 



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  • Waste-Free Kitchen Handbook: A guide to Eating Well and Saving Money by Wasting Less Food, by Dana Gunders.
  • American Wasteland: How America Throw Away Nearly Half of Its Food (and What We Can do About It), by Jonathan Bloom


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