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RE: [greenyes] Question about small quantity perishable food wast e recovery programs


Susan,

Food Chain was a national organization of food rescue organizations that
collected and redistributed prepared foods on a same day basis. They have
merged with Second harvest, so Gary's reference should be helpful.

Another well developed program in California in addition to Food Finders in
Southern California is Food Runners in San Francisco. Their website is at
http://www.foodrunners.org/.

Terry S. Brennan
Integrated Waste Management Specialist
California Integrated Waste Management Board
phone (916) 341-6578
fax (916) 319-7474
e-mail tbrennan@no.address

Zero Waste - You make it happen!

-----Original Message-----
From: Susan Bush [mailto:suhubu@no.address]
Sent: Wednesday, April 07, 2004 8:14 AM
To: 'GRRN - GreenYes'
Subject: [greenyes] Question about small quantity perishable food waste
recovery programs



Hi,
I am interested in learning about programs that help coordinate the recovery
of perishable food (e.g., overabundance of prepared food from restaurants,
social events, etc.) for use at homeless shelters, soup kitchens, and
anywhere else. Does anyone know of such an organized program? I will be
interested in learning about how they operate, and how transportation is
arranged, so any program and/or contact info would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance!

Susan Bush

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