Statistics show that American schools throw away more than $1 billion worth of food every year. Asheville-area schools and organizations are taking some steps toward alleviating the problem.
Food access can be a huge challenge for families in WNC’s hard-to-reach rural areas — especially during summer break when children are not receiving school lunch assistance.
In two ceremonies this week, the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation donated a specialized rescue trailer to Asheville Fire and Rescue and automatic defibrillators to Henderson County Schools.
(L – R: David Flores, Laurel Bowen, Monte Sims, Chief Scott Burnette, Donna Sims, Stacy Bowen, Barry Hendren, Jay Bettencourt Photo courtesy of Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation)