On our February 5 show, we told you all about Heroes of the Week Gabrielle and Camille Posard from Encinitas, California. After Camille produced and directed an award-winning documentary about hunger and hardship among senior citizens, veterans, military families, and children called "One in Seven: The New Face of Hunger," Gabrielle drafted her big sister to co-found Donate Don't Dump.
In the US over 96 billion pounds of edible food end up in landfills, while 1 in 4 children in the US experience hunger. Gabrielle’s mission is to make food rescue as common as recycling.
Each month, they collect more than 20,000 pounds of surplus and short-dated food that would otherwise end up in landfills and distribute it to families in need. At 900,000 pounds of rescued food and counting, Gabrielle has vowed to "engage, empower, and inspire youth to alleviate hunger and help the environment." She has mobilized a massive volunteer base, and she joins us today to tell us how she did it.