Student idea decreases high school’s food waste

In order to decrease food waste in the cafeteria, a North Carolina high school student came up with an idea to save unopened food, NBC Charlotte reports.

Instead of throwing away leftovers, students at Mecklenburg High School in Charlotte can now place unopened items into a cooler located in the middle of the cafeteria. Students who are still hungry after lunch can then grab an extra item from the cooler.

Food that is not eaten by the end of the school day is taken to the library across the street as a snack for students and other visitors who come to the library after school hours.

Read the full story via wcnc.com

Want breaking news at your fingertips?

Click here or text FSD to (877) 281-7554 to receive text alerts from FoodService Director and get the news and insights that matter to your operation.


More from our partners