As the new Food Rescue Director of Student Leadership for Mississippi, I plan to help start up a Food Rescue program in the Lafayette County School District. Our cafeteria is one of many places I see food thrown away all the time. It feels wrong to me, especially when so many kids in Mississippi don’t have enough to eat. Sometimes their families can't afford food from the grocery store. Food that is thrown away could help thousands of people who don't have enough to eat. Saving food also helps the environment because it reduces the methane gases created by food waste in the landfill, and food scraps can be used for composting gardens. Some people think throwing away food isn't a big deal, but I want to prove otherwise. I wrote "Lily's Apple" after watching a video made by another girl my age, Gloria Merrell, who leads a K-12 Food Rescue program in her school in Indiana with the help of Food Rescue.