Remember what your mother told you about that food you didn’t eat on your plate? Someone out there would be grateful to have it. That’s why Austin-Bergstrom International Airport is going to do their part to reduce food waste.
The airport’s food rescue program started on March 1 and, in the first month, 3,500 unsold food products like sandwiches and salads were donated to those in need with the help of Keep Austin Fed.
“We were kind of surprised to see really how much food there was, what kind of opportunity we had,” said B.J. Carpenter, ABIA Sustainability Coordinator.