Local Nonprofit Connects the Dots Between Food Waste and Hunger

“While the rest of us are just getting ready for the day, enjoying our morning coffee, or commuting to work, volunteers at a small workshop garage in Orange Park feverishly sort cinnamon rolls, cookies, chips, and other packaged edible items into paper grocery bags. Other volunteers at the facility load pallets onto a pickup truck, stacking them into leaning towers of sandwich bread, bottled soda and juice. An elderly couple arrives in their SUV to unload paper bags from a nearby Publix, carrying them inside one at a time and adding them to the workflow. Right on time, a delivery truck pulls into the circular driveway to pick up its share of the bounty. A volunteer checks an inventory sheet and begins instructing others which bags and boxes to load onto the truck.”

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