In an effort to prevent thousands of pounds of leftover school meals from being thrown away, the San Diego Unified School District is set to officially launch a new “food recovery program.”
Dubbed the “Love Food Not Waste Program,” the goal is to divert leftover school meals into local organizations facing food shortages, according to a SDUSD news release.
In February 2017 a district pilot program saved more than 7,000 pounds of leftover food, equating to more than 5,900 recovered meals, the release continued.
The Love Food Not Waste Program is a partnership between SDUSD and Feeding San Diego.
Feeding San Diego coordinates with additional local partners, such as the San Diego Rescue Mission and a number of smaller organizations, who are given the opportunity to pick up food surplus from SDUSD school prep kitchens, the news release stated.
Officials are expected to publicly announce the program Monday during a news conference set for 11:30 a.m. at Hoover High School.
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