AUGUSTA – There is a state representative who wants to recycle unused food for classmates who may otherwise go hungry.
Her idea is to recover unused foods for redistribution at schools, instead of throwing the food in the trash. The cost of the bill is basically zero.
“A food share table is a table or a cart put in the cafeteria by the school food service staff and children who have food on their tray that they don’t intend to eat or at the end of the meal they haven’t eaten, and haven’t opened … can be placed on the food share table and then other children can take it,” said Sen. Stacey Guerin, R-Glenburn.
Food that remains on the table after school closes could be taken to area food panties by school staff.