Brickbat: Are You Going to Eat That?


California passed a law requiring restaurants and grocery stores to donate food that is not in use to food banks. It has already been subjected more than 500 waivers requests from small towns and rural counties. Rural officials claimed that the necessary infrastructure is not available to compost food which cannot be given away, while many rural food banks said that it was difficult for them to gather all the food they need. Tom Dearmore is the director of community services for the Butte County Community Action Agency. He said that he cannot send the truck around town picking up sandwiches left over. The agency operates a food bank covering an area of approximately 8,000 miles across six Northern California counties.

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