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Think Twice – Food or Trash? Helping Address Food Insecurity in the Redwood Coast Region Through Increased Food Donation

At the close of business, what happens to the salads and sides behind glass at the grocers deli counter? Or the tasty unserved leftovers from a catered lunch meeting? Despite the growing number of hungry people in the Redwood Coast region, edible food is ending up as compost or in the trash. Food is going by the ton into the waste stream, but this can be decreased if people donate rather than throw out edible food.

by Melissa Jones, Esq., Health Policy Analyst

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