Food for People Awarded Grant from CalRecycle to Help Combat Food Waste

HUMBOLDT COUNTY (KIEM) – Food waste is a big issue that faces the county.

Here on the North Coast, Food for People partnered with Arcata, Eureka, and Humboldt State University to help reduce waste. 

According the Natural Resources Defense Council, up to 40% of food produced in the United States goes to waste. Back in May, CalReycle awarded Food for People with $163, 657 grant to help fight the problem.

Food for People is also partnering with local stories to help diver the food waste.

Last year, Food for People distributed over two million pounds of food. Their services reaches more 12,000 people monthly.