According to the U.N. World Food Programme, hunger plagues over 840 million people. So, why is it that one-third of all the food produced around the world goes to waste, clogging landfills and creating environmental hazards?
Robert Egger, founder of both DC and LA Kitchen, and Michael Flood, president of one of the nation’s largest food banks, join Full Frame this week to discuss the changing face of hunger and their ingenuity in limiting wasted food in the U.S. and abroad.
Robert Egger had been running DC Kitchen for 24 years and helped serve 26 million meals before he brought the concept to LA. Michael Flood oversees the distribution of 60 million pounds of food products to a network of 1,000 agencies and assistance programs throughout Los Angeles County annually.
They both share their learnings and frustrations from decades of experience creating and implementing successful food programs.