Local organization takes 'ugly' foods and uses them for good

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Some food that is considered "ugly" is going to help families who need food most, thanks to a local group.

One in 8 Americans are food insecure, meaning they don't have consistent access to food, especially food with nutritious value.

But local organization Second Chance Foods is working with farmers to make a difference.

Second Chance was at Glynwood Farm Friday collecting tomatoes that may not be used because of an unattractive appearance.

Martha Elder, of Second Chance Foods, says the blemishes don't mean that they aren't good to eat, but they most likely wouldn't sell with consumers.

Second Chance has a licensed commercial kitchen, where they bring in these items and create soups, sauces, salsas and more. 

The results are delivered to local food programs for low-income families in Putnam County.

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