Reducing Food Waste in Santa Rosa

Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital in California reduced food waste by partnering with Sonoma Food Runners to donate safe, unused food to local shelters and neighborhood food programs.

Santa Rosa Memorial and Petaluma Valley hospitals in Sonoma County, California., have implemented several programs to reduce waste. For instance, employees can purchase reusable cups at the ministry gift shops and enjoy a significant discount on coffee and fountain soda in the cafés. At Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, this program is saving an average of 435 disposable cups each month, an increase from the average 257 cups per month during 2017, the first year of the program.

In addition, Santa Rosa has been partnering with Sonoma Food Runners to donate safe, unused food to local shelters and neighborhood food programs. Santa Rosa also helps the environment by composting food preparation waste in the kitchen, including food discarded from the patient units.

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