Saving Truckloads of Food for Hungry Hoosiers

April 04, 2017

CVR staffers have supported hunger relief efforts by volunteering at Gleaners, supporting Indy Hunger Network (IHN) initiatives, and working at kitchens and mobile pantries throughout central Indiana. Every little bit helps. Knowing that nearly 15 percent of Hoosiers live below the poverty line and 20 percent of those in poverty are children, we must all continue to support the efforts of those in need. Hunger just won’t go away, even with more people holding down employment.

It’s striking then, when one considers the staggering amount of wasted food in the U.S., estimated to be between 25 - 40 percent. In fact, more food reaches landfills and incinerators than any other single material in municipal solid waste.

With funding from the Indy Hunger Network, Gleaners, Midwest Food Bank, Second Helpings and St. Vincent de Paul are collaborating on a new website and guerilla marketing effort to help the trucking industry redirect rejected, but consumable, food from landfills to those in need. CVR has been working behind the scenes to share the story with the local media.

CVR is proud to have supported this initiative. If our efforts help just one truckload of perfectly consumable, nutritious food make it to the tables of the hungry — mission accomplished.

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