In an effort to combat food waste and hunger in Minnesota, General Mills has donated $1 million to Feeding America for the development of a software called Meal Connect. Meal Connect connects someone with excess food with a food shelf or shelter in need, directing surplus food away from landfills and to the hungry.
Some of the common surplus items picked up and delivered to food shelves and shelters include soups, salads, sandwiches and pastries.
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In a land of plenty, nobody should go hungry. But why then are so many Minnesota families food insecure?
“Yes, one in 10 Minnesotans is struggling to find food, and one in six children,” said Rob Zeaske, CEO of Second Harvest Heartland.
And with so many people unable to find or afford enough to eat, Zeaske understands that we can feed more if we waste less.