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A bold food rescue plan

“Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution” wrote Norman Vincent Peale, author of “The Power of Positive Thinking.” Nowhere is this truer than in the case of our nation’s approach to feeding the hungry.

Millions of Americans live in households struggling to put food on the table. At the same time, studies show that some 40 percent of all food produced in the U.S. goes to waste. That amounts to more than a billion pounds of food – imagine filling the Rose Bowl with food and incinerating it, every day. The retail value of avoidable food waste is estimated at $197 billion per year.

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