05/24/2012 06:51 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Urban Gleaners: Reducing Food Waste to Reduce Hunger (Video)

A simple idea that came out of hearing a story on the radio. For Tracy Oseran, it was something she had to do: help find and distribute food that would otherwise be thrown out -- perfectly edible food -- from supermarkets, farmer's markets, events, and restaurants, and deliver that food to agencies and schools that work directly with those facing food insecurity and hunger concerns. Last year her organization, Urban Gleaners rescued over 500,000 pounds of food from being thrown into landfills, and instead given to people in need.

Originally seen on Food.Farmer.Earth.