For many Americans, November begins a string of waistline-expanding holidays that make America's waste problem (about 25% of our prepared food ends up in the garbage ) seem even more pronounced. So we were happy to learn that one Oregon company is keeping edibles out of the landfill and promoting healthy, green transportation at the same time.
B-Line , a sustainable delivery service, recently started the B-Shares program , which uses bicycles to distribute surplus food from local markets to homeless shelters and food kitchens. For each $20 donation, B-shares is able to provide the ingredients for about 40 meals. During B-share's pilot run this summer, its bike riders delivered 3,500 pounds of food . Now that's a pretty big impact with a small carbon footprint.