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Nashville, Tenn., Nonprofit Collects Food for Those in Need

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One Generation Away collected more than 1,000 pounds of food on Christmas Day for elderly and disabled communities.

Volunteers from One Generation Away in Nashville, Tenn., collected more than 1,000 pounds of food on Christmas Day to deliver to elderly and disabled communities.

The food collected would have otherwise been thrown away, and the nonprofit rescues from area grocery stores like Publix and Whole Foods to feed those in need for the holidays. According to a WKRN report, up to 40 percent of food produced in Nashville goes uneaten.

WKRN has more details:

The days leading to Christmas get pretty busy for volunteers with One Generation Away.

"We picked up a little over 1,000 pounds of food today, so you're looking at about 1,700, 1,800 meals today," said Chris Whitney, Executive Director of One Generation Away.

According to the Nashville Food Waste Initiative, up to 40-percent of food goes uneaten.

Read the full article here.

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