Gary Oppenheimer is connecting food producers with surpluses to food pantries across the world! This week on Straight, No Chaser, Katy Keiffer is talking with Gary about his initiative, AmpleHarvest.org! Why is it so hard for communities to connect to food pantries in their area? Hear how AmpleHarvest.org plans to expand and reach more producers. Tune in to hear Gary talk about global food waste, and the percentage that can be attributed to the United States. Find out how local food can address the lack of fresh food in food pantries. Did you know that food waste creates three different environmental problems? Find out more about food waste, hunger, and the environment on this episode of Straight, No Chaser! Thanks to our sponsor, Fairway Market.
"The number of food pantries has grown significantly because the need has grown significantly." [5:20]
"Food waste starts at the farm and ends in the kitchen." [16:15]
-- Gary Oppenheimer on Straight, No Chaser