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Community-motivated services facilitate leftover meal sharing

Lindsey Smith

It is estimated that in the U.S. alone, the average family throws away 20 pounds of food every month. Yet, 1 in 6 Americans still struggle with hunger. In an effort to reduce waste while promoting community engagement, several new initiatives are encouraging diners.

My favorite one listed is L.A.'s "Swipes for Homeless," a project that utilizes college students uneaten meals. At the end of the semester, swipes are converted into nutritious meal packages and given to a local homeless shelter.

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  • Yasha Wallin

    This is great. I'm going to look into what's going on with food waste in Berlin, hopefully something as innovative as "Swipes for Homeless"