Society redirects culled produce from landfills to dinner tables

09/10/2012 10:01:00 AM
Coral Beach

Distributors such as Liberty Fruit Co., Kansas City, Kan., and Loffredo Fresh Produce, Des Moines, Iowa, as well as retailers such as Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s and Wal-Mart also regularly donate fresh produce to SoSA.

The other main gathering activity for SoSA West is its field gleaning work, Ousley said.

Volunteer teams in Kansas, Nebraska and Missouri can be mobilized quickly to clear harvested fields and orchards of nutritious vegetables and fruits that would otherwise be left to rot or plowed under, she said.

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