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Council Approves Report Recommending City-wide Policy to Donate Surplus Food

What if some of these burgers from a major food event don't get eaten? (Lindsay William-Ross/LAist)
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When there's an event in Los Angeles, who gets the leftovers? Thanks to a proposal put forth by Councilman Jose Huizar, soon those in need will. Today the "City Council approved a Chief Legislative Analyst report today with recommendations for approving a citywide policy to donate surplus food to needy food banks and pantries, a critical decision given the state of the economy and a rise in emergency food service need," explains a press release issued by Huizar's office.

“Starting with this program, I am working with our food-advocate and City partners to create a new awareness in Los Angeles - where surplus food donations become as commonplace and important as recycling," says Huizar. "And in this economy, we simply cannot afford to waste one ounce of food while the need for critical food services steadily increases.”

A number of organizations are the proposed beneficiaries of this policy.