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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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Transformation

Roy explores the power of cooking to rehabilitate those on the margins of society and the organizations taking a chance on those who need it most. He spends time with Father Greg Boyle of Homeboy and Homegirl Industries, the pioneer of socially minded food enterprises focused on transitioning former gang members from lives on the street to lives in kitchens. Roy also visits Mar Diego, a food entrepreneur who has opened Dough Girl, a pizza shop in the San Fernando Valley employing local kids struggling with drug use and homelessness. Additionally, the episode features L.A.

  • 2020-09-22T23:30:00-07:00
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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.

  • 2020-09-24T05:30:00-07:00
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Access

Roy meets the individuals bringing healthy and affordable food options into South L.A. communities that lack access to fresh food. Roy also visits with vegan grocer Olympia Auset, whose startup Süprmarkt delivers healthy and affordable food to the doorsteps of her community. Finally, Roy visits Earle’s Hot Dogs, a vegetarian hot dog cart that has grown over its 30-year history into a multi-location brick and mortar shop, now a staple of a community hungry for healthier options.

  • 2020-09-29T23:30:00-07:00
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