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Saving Grace Perishable Food Rescue - thanks for renewing!

Thursday, January 14, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Kelly Koepsell
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Saving Grace Perishable Food Rescue

  • 1 in 5 children under the age of 18 years old may go to bed hungry every night in the Greater Omaha area.
  • Food comprises 17% of Nebraska’s municipal waste stream; making it the third largest contributor to landfill waste in the state and first in Omaha.
  • Of all lower income children living in Nebraska, over 44% aged 2-5 are either overweight or obese; over 47% of those aged 10-17 are either overweight or obese. Regular access to healthy, nutritious meals can make a difference for these children.