Statistics compiled by the Environmental Protection Administration show that Taiwanese in 2010 wasted 2.75 million tonnes of food, the equivalent of 20 years of -consumption by 260,000 low-income households, DPP legislator Lin Chia-lung was quoted in an article about establishing a food bank in today's Taipei Times (full article here).
Another interesting fact (assuming true) from the article is that:
US Department of Agriculture statistics show that more than 46 million
Americans, or about 15 percent of the US population, lived on assistance
provided by food banks last year, Lin said.