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Goodr in Atlanta addresses both hunger and food waste

A few years ago, when Jasmine Crowe worked as a philanthropy entrepreneur in Atlanta, she started “Sunday Soul,” a dinner series for senior citizens and relatively low-income families. Before each dinner, Crowe cooked meals, or drove around the city collecting donated food from restaurants. She recalls asking restaurants: “Why don’t you donate leftover food?” Some of the responses: If someone gets sick from donated pot roast, could the restaurant be sued? Was donating food even legal? Some people were unaware that by donating food, they’d qualify for tax benefits.

Crowe, now 36, recalls looking at the statistics: In the U.S…

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