Nonprofit looks for ways to recycle food scraps countywide

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A unique program that began in Scarsdale to help reduce food waste and feed the hungry is quickly spreading countywide.

The social justice nonprofit WESPAC hosted a meeting Tuesday evening in White Plains on Tarrytown Road to find solutions to food waste and hunger in Westchester.

The meeting started with a panel discussion on issues like food scrap recycling and rescue programs.

Currently, municipalities including Scarsdale and Mamaroneck have already started food scrap recycling programs. It's an idea they hope to spread across the county.

Second Chance Foods in Putnam County rescues aesthetically imperfect food like twisted carrots from farms and turns them into meals that can be distributed to families in need.

There is also a food rescue program at the First 7th Day Adventist Church of White Plains. The program involves rescuing food that is still fresh and edible but can no longer be sold by supermarkets.

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