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

Get the free PBS App

Full Episodes

Upcoming Airdates

Under Pressure

Parents are willing to spend thousands to get the competitive edge in the college admissions process, but at what cost? Socal Connected takes a revealing look at the high stakes world of the for-profit education consultant business.

The following changes were made to the original episode:
Students featured in the #decisionday section were replaced with new photos.

  • 2021-01-16T11:00:00-08:00
    KCET-HD

Fire Station 9

Take a rare behind-the-scenes look inside the busiest fire station in the country, where firefighters act as both primary care providers and emergency responders for the nearly 5,000 people living on Skid Row.

  • 2021-01-20T21:00:00-08:00
    KCET-HD
  • 2021-01-23T11:00:00-08:00
    KCET-HD

Who Killed Josiah?

A Humboldt town is polarized over allegations of racism and police incompetence surrounding the death of college student Josiah Lawson. 

  • 2021-01-27T21:00:00-08:00
    KCET-HD
  • 2021-01-30T11:00:00-08:00
    KCET-HD

People vs. Kiera Newsome

One woman strives to prove her innocence from behind bars, while a team of pro-bono lawyers and students fight the odds to get her out.

  • 2021-02-03T21:00:00-08:00
    KCET-HD

Born to Run

The Los Angeles Jets youth track and field club is one of the oldest and most established running teams in California. It was founded in South Los Angeles in 1973 by then West Vernon Elementary school teacher Ron Moore.  Five years later James Robertson and Booker Woods joined as coaches and the team became one of the largest co-ed running groups in the city.

  • 2021-02-10T21:00:00-08:00
    KCET-HD