Farm Aid 2016

Feed the Animals: A Pretty Good Option

You will take the food left over after the farmer’s harvest and feed animals with it. This is good.

The better option would be to feed hungry people. Society of St. Andrew takes the leftovers to food pantries at no cost to the agencies, providing enough food to serve 90 million Americans each year.

Companies and farmers feed farm animals with food waste that has been heat-treated and dehydrated. It is either mixed with dry feed or given directly to the animals.

Fact: Farmers have given food wasted to animals for centuries. With proper and safe handling, anyone can donate food scraps for animals. It is often cheaper to feed scraps than to purchase mass-produced animal feed.

Food Recovery Hierarchy