Hidden Harvest nearing 20 million food giveaway

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

An 18-year-old Saginaw-based anti-hunger group says it expects to distribute its 20 millionth pound of food this month.

Hidden Harvest says it's giving out 2.2 million pounds of food this year alone and expects to reach the 20 million pound level in September.

The Midland Daily News (http://bit.ly/SrL9Hi ) says Hidden Harvest supplies food items to 170 non-profit agencies throughout the region. The group charges no fees or dues for food delivered to the soup kitchens, food pantries, shelters, youth and senior programs it serves.

Hidden Harvest collects surplus food from restaurants, wholesalers, bakeries, grocery stores and other health safety-approved sources. The group delivers it in refrigerated trucks to the agencies that use it.

The group says it redistributed 59,852 pounds of surplus food items its first year.

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