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Lacy Shannon is a graduate of Macalester College where she received a degree in Political Science and International Studies. She has interned at Minnesota Housing Partnership, DC Prisoners' Project and most recently Bread for the City. Running, cooking, and camping are some of her favorite things to do.

Americans waste nearly half a billion pounds of food every day. When we waste food, we throw away money, too–as much as $160 billion annually.

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Waste is pervasive and occurs at every level of our ever-protracted food supply chain. It begins at the source with crops left to be retilled into the fields and concludes …