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Pro Bono Perspectives Episode 37: Robert Lee, Rescuing Leftover Cuisine

Tackling Food Waste & Hunger Together
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In celebration of the Thanksgiving holiday this week, Common Impact's Pro Bono Perspectives podcast revisits host Danielle Holly's conversation with Robert Lee, Co-Founder & CEO of Rescuing Leftover Cuisine, a national nonprofit that tackles the intertwined issues of food waste and hunger.

Tackling the 1.6-Billion-Ton Food Loss and Waste Crisis

By Esben Hegnsholt, Shalini Unnikrishnan, Matias Pollmann-Larsen, Bjorg Askelsdottir, and Marine Gerard
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The scale of the problem is staggering. Each year, 1.6 billion tons of food worth about $1.2 trillion are lost or go to waste—one-third of the total amount of food produced globally.1 To put the figure in perspective, that is ten times the mass of the island of Manhattan. And the problem is only growing: BCG estimates that by 2030 annual food loss and waste will hit 2.1 billion tons worth $1.5 trillion. 

Feeding Those in Need – Republic Services’ Los Angeles Food Waste and Recovery Program

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Hunger in America is a striking epidemic. According to the USDA Economic Research Service and Feeding America, one in every six people face hunger in our country. A shocking 20.6 percent of households with children are food insecure.

107 Safeway Stores Join Statewide Food Rescue Program

Private-philanthropic partnership unites all major Oregon grocery retailers against hunger; diverts more than 14 million pounds of food from waste and compost each year
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Oregon Food Bank’s new grocery rescue partnership with Safeway is increasing the amount of healthy food available to people struggling to make ends meet. By early 2016, 107 Safeway stores in Oregon and Clark County, Washington will be part of the Fresh Alliance program, which captures and diverts fresh food to hungry people across the state.
 

Four Years of Food Rescue in Canberra

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AECOM Impact blog

Tran Wilson is a senior project manager, operations, in AECOM’s Canberra, Australia, office. In her most-recent blog post, she discusses how volunteering with OzHarvest’s food rescue program in Canberra has impacted her. 

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