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City Harvest Curbing Food Waste in New York City

December 16, 2009

I saw this commercial on Treehugger and wanted to share it with you to highlight the problem of food waste:

New York City residents waste approximately 270,000 pounds of food daily. That seems unfathomable when so many people in the world go hungry. That’s where City Harvest food bank steps in.

This year, City Harvest food bank will deliver about 25 million pounds of food to community food programs such as soup kitchens, food pantries, homeless shelters and senior centers around the city. The food, which is collected from restaurants, cafeterias, grocery stores, hotels, farms and distributors is also collected through donations.

More than one million New Yorkers rely on emergency food at some point in the year, and with the help of programs like this, we can take perfectly good food from the waste steam and divert it to where it is needed most!

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