Private Property sign in foreground with beach behind it | Still from "Access Denied" on SoCal Connected

Second Helpings

Originally Aired June 4, 2009 (UPDATED)

At a time of tremendous need, why is there also tremendous waste? From banquet halls, caterers and hotels across southern California tons of perfectly good food ends in landfills. It seems simple — get this food to the hungry. But as Val Zavala found out, it's more complicated than it sounds. Meet the people who have found ways to waste less food and feed more people.

SPECIAL THANKS TO:
Melissa Balmer, Maitri Quest
Rabbi Marvin Gross and the staff at the Union Station Homeless Services
Steven Landon and the staff at The Langham Hotel and Spa, Pasadena

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