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Norwood restaurant donates unused food to the poor

Seasons 52 in Norwood donates unused food to the needy. (FOX19 NOW) Seasons 52 in Norwood donates unused food to the needy. (FOX19 NOW)
NORWOOD, OH (FOX19) -

After the last diner is gone, the shifts are over and the doors close, restaurant employees can dump any leftover, unused food in the trash and go home.

That's not the case at Seasons 52 on Edwards Road.

Through its Seasons 52 Harvest program, the restaurant “harvests” surplus, wholesome food that wasn't served each day and donates it to local organizations such as the Madisonville Education and Assistance Center.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates that 40 percent of all food produced in the U.S. goes to waste. Items such as fresh fish and other high-quality meats, baked potatoes, soups and fresh vegetables (not leftovers; just unused, fresh food) are donated.

Over the past two years, the Cincinnati - Seasons 52 has donated nearly 3,300 pounds of food, which equates to almost 4,000 meals for the local community.

According to Feeding America, 145,630 people in Hamilton County suffer from food insecurity.

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