Program rescues unwanted produce for those in need
April 18, 2021
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Farmers in the Lawrence area are being recruited to participate in a program that gathers unsellable produce and donates it to people in need.
The Lawrence Journal-World reports that the Lawrence-Douglas County Sustainability Office is working on the effort with two other nonprofits. The county received a federal grant to support the effort.
"There is a lot of food that could be rescued that is otherwise ending up composted or left in the field that could be eaten," said Lawrence-Douglas County Sustainability Food Waste Reduction Specialist Jamie Hofling.