A good friend of mine sent me an email recently about a great program that I had never heard of called The Campus Kitchens Project. This is a program where students (high school and college) work to recover food from local kitchens that would normally go to waste and then use that to cook meals for the community.
She told me that last year “they recovered over 400,000 pounds of food and cooked 250,000 meals.”
That’s astounding. Here’s a visual infographic of the amazing work they did last year (click on it for a larger view).
Today is the first day in a week long fundraising effort by the organization called “Raise the Dough”. While they do repurpose a huge amount of otherwise wasted food, they do need some funding for supplies and training. I wish I would’ve been involved in something like this in college!
Meatballs and Marinara - There is two important things about this recipe. First, it’s gluten-free and I know that appeals to a lot of people these days. Second, the post shows you a genius way to make meatballs in bulk and freeze them for later! (@ Make it Naked)
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