Project Description

Waste Not OC

Orange County experiences a unique disparity in which it ranks sixth in highest median income statewide, while also ranking ninth nationwide in counties with the highest number of people facing food insecurity. This program fosters nontraditional partnerships between public health, the food supply/restaurant community, and medical providers to divert unused quality food from areas of excess to areas of need, while identifying and referring food-insecure community members. This program feeds vulnerable residents while promoting environmental stewardship, and has made lasting change by embracing current technology and building sustainable partnerships.