26 Sep '12, 7am

New blog post: "50 pound bags of popcorn: The Popcorn repack @FoodLifeline!"

A tremendous amount of food that Food Lifeline receives comes directly from growers and food producers. Food Lifeline often will end up with what they call the “seconds” and “thirds” – this is the food that is perfectly edible but not quite perfect enough for your local grocery store. Erin, a staff member at Food Lifeline, told me a story that one time they negotiated to receive a shipment of 35,000 pounds of carrots. Apparently the carrots were a little bent. When you go to the grocery, your carrots appear straight, and if you’re a grower, selling crooked carrots can be difficult. Erin said that Food Lifeline was able to enter into an agreement to pay the trucking of the carrots to their warehouse, and then got the huge shipment of carrots. Volunteers are needed to sort and repackage the carrots. That is exactly the kind of

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