In Tennessee, tons of perfectly good green beans are discarded because they are too short or too long for standard packaging. Here, a truckload of those beans has been dropped into a lot where Society of St. Andrew volunteers bag them up. Food pantries will pick up the bags before the morning is done. Learn more about how your organization can donate or glean at endhunger.org.
USDA Food and Nutrition Service employees planned a gleaning event at Miller Farm in Clinton, MD on July 17 to support USDA’s Feds Feed Families campaign, which since its inception in 2009 has donated 24.1 million pounds of food to low-income families. Zack Huhn from the Mid Atlantic Gleaning Network helped organize the event with the USDA employees .
The animals at the Oakland Zoo received some unusual treats after a delivery truck carrying exotic fruit like prickly-skinned jack fruit and Thai bananas crashed and spilled an estimated $50,000 worth of product on a highway. The prickly-skinned jack fruit can cost up to $35 at some grocery stores. Some of the food was also donated to the Alameda County Food Bank in Oakland.
At the zoo, some of the animals like the elephants were reluctant to try the new food, but the bears did not hesitate to eat it. There was so much food donated to the zoo that the keepers froze a lot of it for future use. Full ArticlePhotos by Erin Harrison, Oakland Zoo