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Kelly Mill Elementary School figured out how to cut food waste by 400 pounds a week and help hungry families
Rows of extra juice boxes sit in a freezer at Kelly Mill Elementary School on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. The food items were donated by students as part of the school's participation in the Helping Hands Ending Hunger program. - photo by Brian Paglia
Kelly Mill Elementary School knew it had a problem with food waste. Every day, during breakfast and lunch, its more than 1,200 students were tossing unused items like fruit, milk, juice and yogurt into the trash.