Today is World Food Day, a day promoting the idea of achieving zero hunger in the world. It is such an amazing idea to think that we could stop people from going hungry but the program is also about nourishing people and nourishing the planet.
There is enough food in the world to feed everyone and yet 1 in 9 people go to bed hungry each night. Over on Instagram we partnered with the World Food Programme USA to bring awareness of World Food Day and to help promote the idea of not wasting food.
We have tried hard to teach the children to not let food go to waste. We eat leftovers and find new ways to use ingredients that were left from previous meals. I love this idea but can I be honest with you and explain that a lot of times I am not so good at this. One of the reasons that our food goes bad is because it is improperly stored in the refrigerator. It was only last year that I decided to invest in some good reusable storage containers to keep our food fresher longer, making less for us to throw away and thereby less food we need to prepare down the road.
Food containers are sometimes so hit and miss and I hate that game where you get out a bottom and can’t find the top of it or vice versa, don’t you? No momma has time for that!
I love the size of these containers that hold 29 oz. They hold about 4 cups and do such a great job. They are virtually spill proof, do great in the dishwasher and microwave, and last for so long! I have had a little bit of spaghetti sauce staining but it hasn’t been too bad. I like the colors of these because you can use them for different foods or you can assign them to different people to take with them to school and work. I often will tell Nick to grab the green lidded container for his lunch at work the next day.
My sweet mother-in-law gifted us with this set and they are perfectly wonderful at preserving food. We keep this set down at the cottage and I’ve honestly been amazed at how fresh our food is when stored in them. I like the square size for the cottage because we have a vintage fridge that is teeny tiny so space is at a minimum and we can cram a lot of these in, tetris style.
I love these oxo storage boxes for our shelves. They keep critters away and keep your food very fresh. These are really great for our cottage because the humidity is really high so I can put cereal in here and not worry about the moisture or critters getting into our food while we are away for extended periods of time.
It was such a hard decision for me to make when I finally decided to buckle down and make an investment purchase of good reusable storage containers but I am so glad that I did! We have saved so much more food from spoiling than we did before we had them…they really make such a difference and once I purchased them I was so glad I did.
Happy World Food Day! We are so blessed to live in America, a country that is so rich in resources. I think we need to work on being as responsible as we can with those resources and look for ways to help those around us that are in need. You can get some great ideas on how to help at this website. Stopping hunger is such a great cause and it can start at home with us stopping the waste. #stopthewaste
Do you have favorite storage containers you use? I’d love to know what they are!