Reducing Food Waste with Feeding Charlotte
Nov 23 2020
Over 1 in 3 families in Charlotte are food insecure, yet nearly 40% of all food produced in the U.S. ends up in the trash before ever reaching consumers. How can there be this much food, but still so much food insecurity? In the words of Kim April, the Founder of Feeding Charlotte. "The problem is not a lack of food in the United States, it's a distribution problem." Feeding Charlotte (formerly known as Food Connection CLT) is helping the City of Charlotte reduce food waste by connecting excess food, that would otherwise be wasted, to local non-profit organizations that serve people who are food insecure and/or homeless. Today we sat down with the Executive Director, Mendy Godman, and the Founder and Director of Food Recovery Operations, Kim Aprill, to hear more about how their helping reduce food waste AND food insecurity in Charlotte.