1 million pounds of food donated to hungry New Yorkers

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The Department of Environmental Conservation and their partnership with Feeding New York State Food Bank announced that a total of one million pounds of food was donated to hungry New Yorkers.

This seven figure achievement is a part of the state’s food donation scraps law.

The New York State Food Scraps Recycling Law requires businesses and institutions generating an annual average of two tons of unused food per week to donate excess edible food and recycle all remaining food scrap.

Commissioner Basil Seggos says the legislation preserves the environment and saves lives.