Instead of Dumping Rejected Food Shipments into Landfills, Truckers Are Donating Them to Local Charities
By McKinley Corbley – Dec 17, 2018
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Instead of letting thousands of pounds of food go to waste, this new program is allowing truck drivers to donate rejected food deliveries to charity.
Truck drivers will often arrive at a grocery store to drop off several pallets of ordered food only to have the products rejected by the supermarkets because there was either an error in the ordering process; the food was cosmetically damaged in transit; there were equipment failures en route that caused delay; or a variety of other reasons.
Regardless, this often results in tons of edible food being dumped into a landfill.
Instead, the Indy Hunger Network charity created their Food Drop program which connects truck drivers with nearby food banks that can put the products to good use.
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Sounds like “we” could use more of that!
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