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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.

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