Food waste in America is estimated at between 30-40% of the food supply, according to the USDA. With so many families going hungry today—more needs to be done.
Marji Alaniz, FarmHer founder, and Aubrey Alvarez talk about what farmers and others in the agriculture community can do to make sure everybody eats and the food farmers work so hard to produce is not wasted. Aubrey is the co-founder and Executive Director of Eat Greater Des Moines, a central Iowa-based nonprofit organization whose mission is to unite the community in providing access to quality food for all.
Assumptions are made that local food banks and pantries take care of supporting the hungry and food insecure members in our communities. But sometimes, due to circumstances such as location and even pride, those venues are not the best options for every hungry family. Aubrey works to provide food rescue options through various partnerships with local convenience stores, farmers and grocery stores. Hear how her organization is an advocate for helping rescue food to help feed those who are food insecure.