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A Reminder that Food Is Not Garbage

donated fresh meat and daitry in boxes
volunteers gathered around table to hand out free food

#92 Great.com Talks With… Table to Table

Confusion surrounding expiration, sell-by and use by dates is ubiquitous. Unease spurred by fear of moldy bread or curdled milk lead to billions of pounds of edible food thrown in landfills; 100 billion pounds is thrown away every year in the United States alone. In this episode we spoke with Julie Kinner from Table to Table about how unused food from grocery stores, distributors and restaurants is given life and going to people in need. 

“90% of what we pick up is perishable

Soup kitchens and food pantries alike are supported by government aid in conjunction with individual sponsors. While standard food boxes furnish canned food and non-perishable items, fresh produce, milk and meat is largely lacking from the diets of many community members. Julia Kinner emphasizes how hunger is widespread and isn’t always necessarily visible.

Listen to the whole interview to find out how your day-to-day actions can combat food waste and hunger simultaneously in your local community. You can also read more about Table to Table’s beneficiaries or apply to volunteer. Funded without any government assistance and supported by volunteers, Table to Table is emblematic of an organisation designed by and for the community. 

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