Va. high school food scraps going to pig farm

Monticello High School gives its waste to the Barthold Recycling program, which is then fed to pigs.

Jan. 13—New federal school lunch guidelines mandate that students receive at least one full cup of fruits and vegetables at each meal.

The unfortunate downside to this well-intentioned rule is that more food waste ends up in schools’ trash bins each day if students aren’t up for eating that much produce.

This additional waste was bothering three enterprising Monticello High School students, and together they came up with a remedy that benefits everyone involved – even the local pig population.