Janet Whited is the Environmental Specialist in the operations division of the 180 school San Diego Unified School District. Janet recently entered her first entry for the district below using Food Rescue's online tracking tool, and she sent Food Rescue an email saying:
"I have used your website, tools, and information over the years to finally get some movement in our district on Food Rescue and food waste reduction.........I manage the waste and recycling contract for the district and support our schools in their waste diversion and environmental efforts. Regarding our food rescue/donation program.......We have 19 preparation/production kitchens that serve our 180 schools, plus some charter schools. The program was started in September 2016 at one production kitchen “cluster” of schools and was expanded that school year to all of our production kitchens/schools by the end of May 2017. This 2017-18 school year started with all schools participating right off the bat. From September 2016 through April 2018, we have rescued over 290,800 lbs. of food from landfill disposal. I’m working more on formalizing Share Tables at our schools so they will be compliant with local health department regulations, which will enable us to rescue even more food/milk.