By Lee Wardlaw email@example.com ORANGE PARK – It started out as just another Friday morning at the Waste Not Want Not headquarters in Orange Park. Dedicated volunteers were packing up 5,000 to 7,000 pounds of food from restaurants, farms, grocery stores and anywhere else that produces surplus
In America, stores and restaurants throw away LOTS of perfectly good food: one-quarter of all food produced in the US.
In America, LOTS of children, adults, and seniors do not always have enough to eat: 1 in 6 of all Americans.
In North Florida, Waste Not Want Not prevents the discarding of food that can be used to fight hunger here at home. Our volunteers rescue surplus food within a 15-mile radius of Orange Park and provide it to charities serving the less-fortunate in 14 counties.
Last year, Waste Not Want Not volunteers rescued food 364 days (thank you Hurricane Ian) and distributed approximately 2 million pounds of food to people struggling to make ends meet.
How much food has Waste Not Want Not shared?
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By Don Coble firstname.lastname@example.org ORANGE PARK – Sandra L. Staudt-Killea realized her nonprofit was about to be honored as the Paul E. Reinhold Community Service Award winner shortly after Olivia Myers started talking about the winner during Tuesday morning’s Celebrate Clay breakfast. Her suspicions were confirmed when