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Cassie Bartholomew commented on Save Food, Grow Jobs: Creating A Food Recovery Service Sector

StopWaste, a public agency in Alameda County, is an active partner and supporter of All In Alameda County's IDEO Food Recovery Challenge- to establish a county-wide food recovery service and workforce development sector.  We provide local governments, businesses, schools and residents with resources to reduce waste through: source reduction and recycling, market development, technical assistance, and public education. 

Approximately 45% of the waste that restaurants and schools currently send to county landfill includes food waste so it's essential to prioritize the top two tiers of the EPA Food Waste Recovery Hierarchy, prevent and recover edible surplus food (then compost the inedible scraps). We're proud to partner with the many impactful organizations involved in this food recovery effort who are working to alleviate hunger and achieve our county waste reduction goals.