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Colleges Mobilizing Food Rescue Have Ripple Effect

Ten years ago, a few college students at the University of Maryland became keenly aware that huge volumes of untouched, perfectly good dining hall food was getting tossed in the trash, and they teamed up to do something about it. They packed up as much as they could and toted it by carloads to a soup kitchen, a church and other places in their community where they already volunteered.

Then the friends called more friends—a couple of them at Brown University in Rhode Island, and others at Berkeley and Pomona in California and got them to do the same in their communities.

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