AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) – Once you’re making dinner and excited about how good it may be, you may not take into consideration what occurs to what you do not eat.
The numbers on how a lot meals we waste could shock you. Feeding America says the U.S. wastes about 130 billion meals a 12 months. That is sufficient for each individual within the nation to have at the very least one meal a day, each day of the 12 months.
With greater than 34 million People going through starvation, each meal we throw away counts.
We met with an area group ensuring the meals goes to those that want it and to not the bin.
Have you ever ever puzzled what occurs to the pre-made meals on the retailer or restaurant that nobody buys? Properly, it will get thrown away typically. Medical School of Georgia scholar Ginny Heo is aware of how worthwhile that meals may be to households.
“I had expertise with meals insecurity rising up that my household has first-hand expertise,” she stated.
A gaggle of MCG college students are working to eradicate meals waste to deal with meals insecurity and assist the atmosphere.
They began a department of the Augusta College Meals Restoration Community the place they rescue pre-made meals and produce and provides to the group.
“They will return leftover and unused meals from eating halls round campus, after which we bundle it up and ship it to many native organizations in Augusta,” Heo stated.
Organizations reminiscent of Ronald McDonald Home, Backyard Metropolis Rescue Mission, Grace Home Augusta and Damaged Outreach Augusta.
“On Fridays, I might decide up about 10 to fifteen kilos of meals from Einstein’s alone,” he stated. “We common 30 to 40 kilos of meals within the eating corridor every restoration shift.”
In simply 4 months, they recovered 1,600 kilos of meals. That is 1,330 meals to assist the group. It additionally saves 4,000 kilos of carbon dioxide emissions, the identical as utilizing 178 gallons of diesel gasoline.
“We’re already making such a huge impact,” Heo stated.
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