I feel like I am depriving starving children of food when we waste, so we avoid it at all costs. We use alot of fresh veggies and fruits and these are probably the hardest to make sure we don't waste since they spoil quickly. If it looks like we have a fruit that is going to spoil I will freeze before it does. I can always use in a smoothie or bread later. Many time with veggies I will make a casserole and freeze. I like to keep casseroles and such in the freezer for new moms or others with unexpected circumstances to help out with their meals. I don't like to keep a lot of sweets on hand, but let's face it I have two kids and they really enjoy them occasionally. I'll usually make up a dessert for us and then I'll take the rest to share with my mom's group or the child care providers at the local Y. They always appreciate it. So basically I freeze, share, and coordinate meals so that I can use the food in a couple different ways.