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Volunteers rescue food for elderly, disabled for Christmas holiday

WKRN – The days leading to Christmas get pretty busy for volunteers with One Generation Away.

“We picked up a little over 1,000 pounds of food today, so you’re looking at about 1,700, 1,800 meals today,” said Chris Whitney, Executive Director of One Generation Away.

According to the Nashville Food Waste Initiative, up to 40-percent of food goes uneaten.

Much of the food that would’ve been thrown away, the non-profit rescues from area grocery stores like Publix and Whole Foods to feed those in need for the holidays.

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