NORWAY — Pat Watson, director of Food and Nutrition Services at Stephens Memorial Hospital, has announced that the hospital has recently partnered with the Progress Center in Norway to rescue food.

Food rescue is when a food organization donates and redirects food to people in need rather than throwing it away. Although every effort is made to avoid overproduction to minimize food waste, there are times that food would otherwise go to waste. Now instead of throwing away that food, it is being “rescued.”

Since November, the Food and Nutrition Department has donated food to The Progress Center.

The center’s manager said they have individuals and families that are waiting and delighted to receive meals. The hospital said it wanted to do its part to ensure that as little edible food as possible is wasted and instead could be shared with those in need.


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