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The California Teen Who Fed Thousands of Hungry Families

Chelsea Roff

At 12 years old, most of us were trudging through the awkwardness of adolescence and struggling to master pre-algebra. But at that age, Kiran Sridhar, a teenager from California, had bigger concerns on his mind. Nearly 4 million people in California are “food insecure” and a whopping 1/3 of food goes to waste. Shocked by this revelation, Sridhar founded the non-profit organization, Waste No Food, to connect restaurants and farms to food banks that would distribute their excess food.

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