EL PASO, Texas – A local nonprofit is helping to reduce hunger while preventing food waste.
No Lost Food is a community pantry that gives out food that others donate because it’s about to be thrown away.
The goal of the organization is to ensure that food does not end up in landfills, but is passed on to those in need.
Rosa Chavez, a coordinator at No Lost Food, said it was an easy exchange for everyone involved.
“We use the food because it’s still good, and that’s why there are a lot of businesses in El Paso that help us and donate to the rest of the community that may be hungry,” she said.
Chavez said they also take items that are nearing their expiration date or that have already expired.
“When items are expired and the company needs to get rid of them, we donate to farmers in our area who have to use them as fertilizer,” she said.
Chavez said they always need help. “Volunteers are always welcome. There are so many tasks that need to be done, so we accept multiple volunteers,” Chavez said.
She said this work is important and that people depend on the nonprofit organization.
“We love to bless people through our work and through volunteering and through the generosity of our community. It’s also a great way to recycle the food and make sure it doesn’t end up in the trash,” she said.
The pantry takes place once a month. The next will take place in June. For more information on No Lost Food, reach out to them on their social media channels.