Ms. Curtistine Walker, Director of Food Service of Pittsburgh Public Schools, speaks on the importance and impact of being a food donor.
Why is redirecting food surplus important to Pittsburgh Public Schools?
It is comforting to know that by donating food to 412 Food Rescue, our department helps to control waste and provide food to food insecure populations through an agency that practices the same safety and sanitation procedures that our department practices.
How has your partnership with 412 Food Rescue impacted PPS?
Throughout the years, various community organizations, agencies and churches have inquired about “leftovers” from our schools cafeterias. Our partnership with 412 Food Rescue allows us to donate our “leftovers” to the community through an agency that practices the same safety and sanitation procedures that our department practices to prevent food-borne illnesses. This is very important and has positively impacted our department.
If you could give someone one reason to volunteer with 412 Food Rescue, what would it be?
Food insecurity is one of the top issues facing our communities. A volunteer with 412 Food Rescue can take pride in knowing that their work provides one of the greatest services that can be provided to mankind.