Chariton, Iowa was selected as one of four communities in Iowa to participate in the Iowa Rural Communities Food Waste Reduction Project

The project, funded by the Rural Utilities Service of the United States Department of Agriculture, allowed the IWRC to provide community-level food waste reduction assistance to four Iowa rural communities from October 2016 to September 2017, one of those communities being Chariton. The IWRC was able to work directly with the Chariton Community School District to conduct four cafeteria waste sorts to measure food waste from the kitchens as well as breakfast and lunch.  IWRC was also able to work directly with residents to provide tools and strategies to reduce food waste at home. Click below to read the full results and outreach in the case study.

Chariton Case Study          Chariton Poster