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Gleaning, Saving Expired Food from Homes and Farms Can Feed Mississippi’s Hungry

When Mariam Ebeid arrived at the University of Mississippi Medical Center for her studies, she wondered what happened to food waste, considering how many patients, faculty and staff the institution feeds daily. “I figured there would probably be some excess food,” the Mississippi native says. She was right, and that led her to start a Food Recovery Network here in Mississippi to gather the leftover food and redistribute to those who need it.