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ProduceGood helps prevent food waste


Last updated 6/24/2021 at 10:48am


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ProduceGood volunteers gather oranges from local growers.

In 2009, Nita Kurmins Gilson began a program called CropSwap to combat homegrown food being wasted. After noticing a severe need in San Diego County in 2014, Gilson partnered with Alexandra White and Jerilyn White to create a larger, more impactful version of CropSwap called ProduceGood, a nonprofit organization that harvests and donates unused produce to the hungry.

ProduceGood encourages farmers to donate their unused produce, and the organization also volunteers to go harvest produce if the owner is unable to harvest their own. This keeps food from being wasted and ensures that people...

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