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Letters | Putting expired foods to use

It’s shocking how much good food is thrown away

I support and applaud the efforts of Doug Rauch and the Urban Food Initiative (“Putting expired foods to healthy use,” Page A1, Feb. 26). Having friends who Dumpster-dive for food at neighborhood markets, I am shocked to see what is thrown away. It includes perfectly good fruit, vegetables, nuts, pasta, canned goods that are only dented, coffee, tea, and sealed bottled liquids.

While I could see some people viewing the Urban Food Initiative idea as a class issue, I see it as win-win. There is less being thrown away and more for people to eat.

In addition, whatever food is not used for our consumption could be used to produce compost, which would help our farms and urban gardens.

Barney Keezell

Newton