DC Central Kitchen is an organization that rounds up food from restaurants, farmers markets, grocery stores, and other sources, and turns that food into meals for those in need. DCCK’s goal long-term is to build long-term solutions to the interconnected problems of poverty, hunger, and homelessness through job training, meal distribution, and supporting the local food system. The nonprofit organization collected almost 800,000 pounds of food that would otherwise have ended up in landfills.

Check out this video that highlights DCCK and the problem of food waste in our country, created by Alex Neason, an NPR summer intern.

Robin Shreeves ( @rshreeves ) focuses on food from a family perspective from her home base in New Jersey.