MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) – In an effort to encourage Memphians to decrease waste, Kroger and Clean Memphis held the Reharvest Memphis Food Recovery event at the Mississippi River Park.
Sunday, four chefs “rescued” perfectly good food from local farmers and Kroger that people normally throw away because of how it looks, for example, a bruised apple. They used the unappetizing food to make sample dishes for guests to raise awareness of food waste in the city.
“Food waste is an important issue for us in the city. There is enough food in the system for no one to be hungry, so we need to figure out how to adjust food waste as an issue,” said Janet Boscarino, Executive Director of Clean Memphis.
Clean Memphis says one in seven people do not have access to affordable, nutritious food, but we are throwing away 40% of food grown or produced.