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A Food Truck That Converts Food Waste Into Nutritious Meals

About 40% of the food produced in this country ends up in the garbage, while millions of Americans go hungry. Some organizations, including Bracken's Kitchen, are taking food donations and repurposing them into healthy meals for those who need it most. Partnering with Chefs to End Hunger, an organization collecting leftover food from hotels and restaurants, Bracken's diverts food from landfills by converting it into healthy meals delivered by the Bracken's food truck to needy communities throughout Orange County.

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Waste

Roy journeys from L.A. to Orange County to discover how two non-profit innovators are tackling the problem of food waste. Roy visits Robert Egger, whose project LA Kitchen is simultaneously aggregating wasted food, using it to cook fresh meals for those in need, and providing workforce training. Roy also follows Bill Bracken of Bracken’s Kitchen, who partners with Chefs to End Hunger to reuse leftover food and distribute it with his food truck in Orange County.

  • 2019-10-24T05:30:00-07:00
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Watts

Roy takes a head-on look at efforts to heal the social and economic wounds of Watts, acknowledging one of the oldest communities in Los Angeles as a mirror into ourselves and our future. Led by activist Aqeela Sherrills, Roy visits with Sherrills' mother as she prepares free food for the community, digs into the soul of what makes Watts Coffee House a cornerstone in the neighborhood and examines the missed opportunities of the Jordan Downs Housing Project redevelopment.