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Teaming up to feed the hungry, not a landfill

Kaiser Permanente of Southern California partners with food recovery agencies to help alleviate hunger and reduce food waste.

Several times a week, a volunteer from Lighthouse Outreach Ministries in Costa Mesa, Calif., makes a 15-minute drive to the Kaiser Permanente medical center in nearby Irvine and loads up buckets of donated soup and oversized trays of foods such as roasted mixed vegetables, steamed broccoli or chicken with rice. The ministry serves 2,000 meals to homeless and hungry community members every week.

“It has changed the way we operate,” the group’s outreach director, Linda

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