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Last Mile Food Rescue Reaches A New Milestone

Volunteer Rachel Moore
A Last Mile Food Rescue volunteer loads her car for a delivery.

A non-profit founded during the pandemic has reached a new milestone. Last Mile Food Rescue has rescued half a million pounds of food in Greater Cincinnati after six months in operation.

The program launched in October 2020 with the goal of keeping good food from going to waste by delivering it to local social service agencies serving the food insecure in Cincinnati. Local grocery stores and markets donate their excess produce and dry goods and Last Mile volunteers deliver it to local soup kitchens and homeless shelters.

Joining Cincinnati Edition to discuss the operation is Last Mile Food Rescue Co-founder and Executive Director Julie Shifman.

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Michael Monks brings a broad range of experience to WVXU-FM as the host of Cincinnati Edition, Cincinnati Public Radio's weekday news and information talk show.