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By Gig Conaughton
County of San Diego Communications Office 

Thanksgiving leftovers, a terrible thing to waste

 

Last updated 11/19/2019 at 6:06pm

For a lot of families, one of the best things about Thanksgiving is all those leftovers – the gravy-covered turkey sandwiches, mashed potatoes and pie for days.

But too much of anything can be a bad thing, even Thanksgiving leftovers. Every year, 40% of all food in the U.S. is wasted, often by being tossed out as trash into landfills, even as many Americans don't have enough to eat, according to the National Resources Defense Council. In addition, the average four-person household spends $1,500 a year on food they end up throwing out.

So this Thanksgiving, San Diego County wants to offer...



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