Upcoming SA Meetings
|30 Jan 2023;|
07:30PM - 09:00PM
Sustainable Arlington January meeting, public invited, AGENDA attached
F A B U L O U S E C O F E S T :
THANK YOU , ARLINGTON
The Food Recovery Project recently won the MassRecycle 2013 Institution Reuse Award.
MassRecycle annually recognizes outstanding achievements by individuals, public servants, municipalities, businesses and organizations in promoting recycling and waste reduction in the State of Massachusetts.
The Food Recovery Project is supported by the Minuteman Parents Association, Sustainable Arlington, and the Massachusetts Climate Action Network.
Since March, 2012, the project has recovered over 12,000 crates of food that otherwise would largely have been discarded. This has amounted to several hundred thousand dollars in retail food value.
Volunteers collect fresh produce, bread, canned and other foods daily for redistribution to food pantries, low-income senior housing complexes, the Arlington Senior Center, Bunker Hill Community College Single Stop Program, and other public or non-profit institutions.
Businesses donating food include Panera Bread, Starbucks, Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods Market, and the new Kickstand Cafe in Arlington Center.