This App Will Help Restaurants Donate the Insane Amount of Food They Usually Waste | Fast Company
An enormous amount of food is wasted in the United States. 72 billion pounds of safe, wholesome food does not make it to the kitchen table every year in our country. With the help of a new mobile platform called MealConnect, Feeding America has helped facilitate donations from stores and restaurants to the tune of 737,000 pickups and moved over 333 million pounds of food — enough for 278 million meals. The platform acts as a dashboard to manage the flow of excess food in the communities around Feeding America’s nationwide network of 200 food banks. Read the Article »
When there's no school lunch in St. Louis, food vans help fill the gap | St. Louis Post-Dispatch
More than 22 million children receive free or reduced-price meals through the National School Lunch Program during the school year. But when school is out during the summer, less than 4 million receive meals through the USDA Summer Food Service Program. Operation Food Search in St. Louis launched an expanded summer program this week, providing free meals to children who would normally eat breakfast and lunch at school. Read the Article »
Reducing hunger among Ohio's senior citizens; state ranks among nation's worst | Cleveland.com
For seniors, protecting oneself from food insecurity and hunger can be more difficult than for the general population. In Ohio, nearly 18 percent of residents age 60 and older struggle with food security. That makes the state one of the 10 worst in the country when it comes to the senior-hunger challenge, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Household Food Security Measure. Read the Article »
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