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Thursday, November 08, 2018 12:18 pm

App helps providers, agencies reduce food waste

Dave Gong | The Journal Gazette

The Allen County Department of Environmental Management has partnered with Food Rescue US to help bring meals to residents in need and reduce food waste.

"Throwing good food away should just not happen, especially when so many would appreciate receiving it," Jodi Leamon, business technical coordinator in environmental management, said in a statement.

"With the holidays coming up, many people are hosting events which will produce excess food and I think people are also looking for ways to help the community and those in need. This is an opportunity to put the two together in a very simple way that can make a big difference."

Food Rescue US has a smartphone app that allows users to donate, deliver and distribute excess food to those in need. Restaurants, grocery stores or other food providers can list surplus food for donation through the app. Volunteers or agencies can then choose deliveries that work best for them.

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