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Grant Helps University Ramp up Food Rescue Efforts

August 1, 2019

"The university, along with Merced County Food Bank and Blue Strike Environmental, received the grant in an effort to increase food rescues in the county, while also increasing the number of distribution sites that take in food through an extension program within the Bobcat Eats Food Waste Awareness and Prevention Program. The program, created in May 2018, has saved more than 1 million pounds of food from the landfill since its inception"

Kristin Cushman, CEO of Blue Strike Environmental, said the project supports a state senate bill that mandates communities focus on building edible food recovery programs that serve a social, environmental and economic mission.

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