Food Rescue is celebrating it's 10th year in 2017. It's beginning can be traced back to John Williamson, the current Executive Director. His story was recently hilighted here and talks of a man at his low point, a man who didn't know where his local pantry was.
Thanks to his efforst 10 years ago, we can know share many other stories. Here are 10 we picked out from the hundreds.
Dr. Jennifer Price | Superintendent
Carina Schusterman | Mom
Summary: Carina Schusterman has worked tirelessly for years to inform school administrators and town officials about the opportunity to rescue the uneaten food from school cafeterias. Her efforts paid off when she teamed up with other concerned parents and all 10 schools in Andover and 7 in North Andover started rescuing and donating the uneaten packaged food from schools. Carina co-founded Green Schools Andover and is currently working with State Legislators to pass a bill (S 292) to promote food rescue initiatives in every school in Massachusetts. She is also working along EPA and MassDEP to inspire other cities or towns to follow her food rescue model.
Dr. Price stars in a public service announcement for North Andover School District in MA
"As a concern parent I cannot allow schools to let our kids treat food as trash. We need to teach our children about helping others with less resources in our community and reducing the food waste that goes to the incinerator or landfill".
We know how it can be frustrating to promote food rescue programs up through the schools just to have a single administrator squash the idea. Maybe it was because they are not comfortable or lack understanding of the the laws that changed or maybe they are unaware of the support they have from the EPA and USDA. Powerful stuff when the Superintendent "Gets It" and promotes the idea to the entire district!
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