BOULDER - A quarter of working families in Colorado can't provide enough food to feed their family. More than 815,000 people are at risk of hunger in our state and sadly those numbers keep growing. But now there's a solution to hunger.
Hana Dansky, is a food rescuer. Right before fresh food hits the Dumpster, she rescues it, so the food can save starving families in our community.
She has one goal.
"Save this food and bring it to people that don't have access to fruits and vegetables," Dansky said.
Her group, Boulder Food Rescue, redistributes thousands of pounds of food a week to people in desperate need of nutrition. Bakeries and grocery stores like Ideal Market in Boulder donate their imperfect looking fruits, veggies and baked goods.
"It's all edible food there's nothing wrong with it, just doesn't meet our standards to sell, but it's all perfectly edible," Jay McVey with Ideal Market said.
The idea to rescue food began when Dansky and her friends realized there was so much food thrown away in Boulder every day, the amounts of good food dumped could feed all the hungry people in their city.
In two years, Boulder Food Rescue has rescued 370,000 pounds of food for soup kitchens, food banks, low income schools, housing development, homeless shelters and youth shelters.
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