It didn’t take long for John Whitaker to confirm that his idea for diverting food headed for the landfill was a keeper. After investing only $10,000, Whitaker accepted his first load of perfectly good food saved from the dump. It was worth $33,000.

Following a nearly 30-year career in the retail grocery business, Whitaker, the Executive Director of the Midwest Food Bank of Indiana, was familiar with the many reasons that quality food might get rejected by a grocer. And he felt bad for truckers saddled with the rejected loads. …

Chris Costanzo

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