A Woman Who Saw Hunger And Tried to End It

Nineteen years ago I visited a migrant labor camp where I encountered sub-standard living conditions and rampant hunger. In contrast, over the years, I observed the waste of thousands of pounds of all kinds of good, nutritious food: the daily discards of farms, schools, university dining halls, restaurants, supermarkets, bakeries and food wholesalers. I decided to do something about the problem...

The author Sara Pines, who lives at the EcoVillage of Ithaca, is the founder of the Friendship Donation Network, a food rescue program now in its 19th year of operation.

Summer 2007 Issue

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