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be frozen or kept at the pantry, like sand- wiches and salads, were offered to staff at the Wellesley Fire Department, Department of Public Works, and other town departments. "The thought of perfectly good food being put in a dumpster is such a gross waste espe- cially knowing that there are so many people living with food insecurity all around us," says Beck von Peccoz. "I was more than happy to help Matt, who is the MAN as far as I'm concerned." Another volunteer with the pantry took over the pickups at WMS from Beck von Peccoz until fall 2017. Since October, food recovered from WMS has been collected by Food For Free, a Cambridge-based nonprofit that has been bringing food that would have been thrown away to meal programs, shelters, and pantries since 1985. "Approximately two to three hundred pounds of food per week was being wasted by our overproduction and distribution meth- ods in the past," says Delaney. "We tracked our donations 2016 to 2017 of nearly 2,000 pounds of food, or 4,000 meals." He adds, "Food For Free will supply us with an annual report of the amount of food we donate and their esti- mation of the number of meals they created with the supplies." WHS was added for collec- tion in November. To get to the point of recovering food from WMS and WHS, several Wellesley residents started the hard work in 2015. Ellen Korpi, vice chair of the Town's Sustainable Energy 150 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | s p r i n g 2 0 1 8

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