Nashville Restaurants Fighting Food Waste Can Now Hitch A Ride For Their Leftovers

WPLN – Every year, the equivalent of about 10 million meals in Nashville are tossed in the trash, while one in six residents doesn’t have enough food. That’s according to national research from the Natural Resources Defense Council, which has chosen Nashville as a pilot city for testing food waste reduction practices on a national scale.

The Tennessee Department of Labor and Worked Force Development says it’s seen a large increase in unemployment claims.

Nashville is home to several efforts around reducing food waste, but even the most determined businesses are still finding it difficult to get their donations to people who need them.

Now, several companies say they can use their meal delivery drivers to help restaurants hitch a ride for their leftovers.

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