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Meals on 18-wheels

Photo courtesy of Indy Hunger network

The Indy Hunger Network Charity launched a program that allows truck drivers that have rejected food to be donated to food banks as opposed to leaving it to waste in landfills.

Often times, truck drivers bring big pallets of food to supermarkets only to have that food rejected because of an error in the ordering process, damage in transit, or equipment failures, amongst many other reasons. Frequently, that unused food just gets thrown away. So, this program allows the food that is still safe to eat to be donated instead.

This program connects truck drivers to local food banks which allows them to avoid landfill fees, and they can receive tax deductions, as well.

Although the program was only in Indianapolis, in the first six months it collected over 90,000 pounds of food. The program plans to expand to other cities. This way, truck drivers can save the environment and help those less fortunate.